Definition of Mountain fever

1. Noun. Caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks.

Exact synonyms: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tick Fever
Generic synonyms: Spotted Fever



Definition of Mountain fever

1. Noun. (pathology) Rocky Mountain spotted fever ¹

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Medical Definition of Mountain fever

1. A rare acute viral infection transmitted via a tick bite (Dermacentor andersoni). Disease is limited to the western United States, particularly Colorado. The incubation period is 3-6 days. Symptoms include fever (that may abate and then recur), sweats, chills, joint pains, headache, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, rash and weakness. Treatment includes tick removal and acetaminophen to control fever. The disease is generally self-limited and nonserious. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain Fever

mountain buzzards
mountain chain
mountain chinchilla
mountain clematis
mountain climber
mountain climbing
mountain clubmoss
mountain cranberry
mountain daisy
mountain devil
mountain disease
mountain ebony
mountain everlasting
mountain fern
mountain fetterbush
mountain fever (current term)
mountain four o'clock
mountain goat
mountain goats
mountain gorilla
mountain gorillas
mountain grape
mountain hare
mountain hares
mountain heath
mountain hemlock
mountain hollyhock
mountain lady's slipper
mountain laurel
mountain lily

Literary usage of Mountain fever

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"It would be well, I think, for the use of the term mountain fever to be discontinued. Mountain sickness comprises the remarkable group of phenomena which ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"mountain fever. In a "Report on the Topography, Botany, Climatology, and Diseases of Surprise and Goose Lake Valleys, California," by KOBER, we find a short ..."

3. The Diagnostics of Internal Medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"mountain fever AND MOUNTAIN SICKNESS The cases described as mountain fever are for the most part typhoid fever; perhaps more rarely lobar pneumonia ..."

4. Artemus Ward; His Travels by Artemus Ward (1866)
"X. THE mountain fever. I go back to my hotel and go to bed, ... I have the mountain fever (so called in Utah, though it closely resembles the old-style ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"MOUNTAIN-FEVER, or MOUNTAIN- SICKNESS. The term mountain-fever was applied ... The term mountain-sickness (sometimes used synonymously with mountain-fever) ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"It would be well, I think, for the use of the term mountain fever to be discontinued. Mountain sickness comprises the remarkable group of phenomena which ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"mountain fever. In a "Report on the Topography, Botany, Climatology, and Diseases of Surprise and Goose Lake Valleys, California," by KOBER, we find a short ..."

8. The Diagnostics of Internal Medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"mountain fever AND MOUNTAIN SICKNESS The cases described as mountain fever are for the most part typhoid fever; perhaps more rarely lobar pneumonia ..."

9. Artemus Ward; His Travels by Artemus Ward (1866)
"X. THE mountain fever. I go back to my hotel and go to bed, ... I have the mountain fever (so called in Utah, though it closely resembles the old-style ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"MOUNTAIN-FEVER, or MOUNTAIN- SICKNESS. The term mountain-fever was applied ... The term mountain-sickness (sometimes used synonymously with mountain-fever) ..."

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