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Bacterial Skin Infections

Picture of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Hand)

Picture of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Hand)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne bacterial illness that results in a characteristic rash. The picture shows the spotted, red and purplish macules and papules on the left wrist of a young child with RMSF.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.