Pacific Coast tick fever

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Pacific Coast tick fever
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Pseudomonadota
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. philipii
Binomial name
Rickettsia philipii
Kato et al. 2010[1]
Pacific Coast tick fever
CausesRickettsia philipii spread by the Pacific coast tick[2]
Differential diagnosisRickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rickettsialpox[3]

Pacific Coast tick fever is an infection caused by Rickettsia philipii.[2] The disease is spread by the Pacific coast ticks.[2] Symptoms may include an eschar.[2] It is within a group known as spotted fever rickettsiosis together with Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and rickettsialpox.[3] These infections can be difficult to tell apart.[3]


  1. ^ Kato, C.Y., Robinson, L.K., White, F.H., Slater, K., Karpathy, S.E., Eremeeva, M.E. and Dasch, G.A. "Insertion/deletion (INDEL) typing of isolates of Rickettsia rickettsii." Georgia Research Alliance Collaboration Roundtable. February 26, 2010. Poster Abstracts no. 10. pp. 5-6
  2. ^ a b c d "Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Pacific Coast Tick Fever)". Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Epidemiology and Statistics Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)". CDC. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.