Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ricketsial diseases and causitive organisms

Ricketsial POX : R. AKArI (see the picture above - AKAI)
ePidemic typhus : R. Prowazekii
Rocky mountain spotted fever : R. Riketssi
Q - Fever : COXiella BURNetti ( Imagine Camel & OX walking in a queue i.e. "Q" in a BURNing desert)
Srub typhus : R. TSUTSUgamushi (Imagine the sound while scrubbing - TSU TSU TSU TSUgamushi; alternatively remember only SUsugamushi, with "t" silent for ScrUb). SCRub typhus causes eSChaR

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