ICD-11 1C30.0 — Epidemic louse-borne typhus fever due to Rickettsia prowazekii
This is a form of typhus so named because the disease often causes epidemics following wars and natural disasters. The causative organism is Rickettsia prowazekii, transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis). This diagnosis is due to is a species of gram negative, Alpha Proteobacteria, obligate intracellular parasitic, aerobic bacteria that is the aetiologic agent of epidemic typhus, transmitted in the faeces of lice.
The diagnosis includes nothing.
The diagnosis excludes nothing.
It has no clarifying diagnoses.
- Typhus fever #487