Rickettsioses are worldwide distributed zoonoses due to obligate intracellular small gram-negative bacteria. Most of them are transmitted to humans by the bite of contaminated arthropods, such as ticks. The majority of rickettsial organisms are known to invade small blood vessels causing endothelial injury and tissue necrosis, with subsequent development of a host mononuclear-cell tissue response and stimulation of coagulation process, resulting in a systemic edematous and occlusive vasculitis. Systemic involvement is typically characterized by a triad of high fever, headache and general malaise, and skin rash in a patient living in or traveling back from a region endemic for rickettsioses.
There are several journals that are publishing the topic of Rickettsioses. One of these journals is Internal Medicine Open Access an official journal of OMICS International that is covering all the topics related to Rickettsioses. Internal Medicine Open Access journal is subjecting all the received articles to strict peer review process and is maintaining the quality of articles.
Last date updated on July, 2014