MCQ – 65815

Question

A patient complained of chills and fever following a bite 2 weeks before by the insect vector shown in the picture below. He had rashes which started initially over the trunk and then peripherally and was delirious at the time of presentation to the hospital and subsequently went into coma. A provisional diagnosis of vasculitis  was made. Which one of the following can be causative agent ? 

A.

Rickettsia typhi.

B.

Rickettsia rickettsiae.

C.

Rickettsia prowazekii.

D.

Rickettsia akari.

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