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What is the prognosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
If diagnosed early and treated promptly, RMSF has a very good prognosis. Most
patients will fully recover without any long-term disabilities. However, a delay
in diagnosis and treatment is contributory to the higher rates of complications
and mortality seen with RMSF. In the United States, the mortality rate for RMSF
is currently about less than 1%. In the preantibiotic era, the mortality rate was around