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Rickettsia

Definition: A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria often surrounded by a protein micro capsular layer and slime layer. Transmitted to humans by arthropods. Cause Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus.

Pronunciation: rĭ-ket´se-ah

Body System: Lymphatic

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: rickettsia

CodeDescription
A75.0 Epidemic louse-borne typhus fever due to Rickettsia prowazekii
A75.2 Typhus fever due to Rickettsia typhi
A75.3 Typhus fever due to Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
A77.0 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia rickettsii
A77.1 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii
A77.2 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia siberica
A77.3 Spotted fever due to Rickettsia australis
A79.1 Rickettsialpox due to Rickettsia akari
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