Definition of Relapsing fever

1. Noun. Marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months.

Exact synonyms: Recurrent Fever
Generic synonyms: Infectious Disease



Definition of Relapsing fever

1. Noun. (pathology) an infection caused by certain bacteria of the genus ''Borrelia'', transmitted by lice and ticks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Relapsing fever

1. An acute infection characterised by recurrent episodes of pyrexia alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition has worldwide distribution and is caused by spirochetes of the genus borrelia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Relapsing fever

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"relapsing fever was epidemic in New York and Philadelphia in 1869. ... The term "relapsing fever" includes a group of tropical, febrile infections caused by ..."

2. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"relapsing fever in Scotland, 1842-44. The epidemic of 1836-39 had been typhus of a specially maculated kind. The period or " constitution " of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"Hippocrates described an epidemic of relapsing fever occurring with other ... But it is remarkable that relapsing fever does not seem to have attracted ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"The African relapsing fever, known as tick fever, is a very serious and widespread ... The symptoms are very fimilar to those of European relapsing fever, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"... yet still the inevitable relapse made its appearance.—British Medical Journal, August 6, 1870. 23. Recurrent (Relapsing) Fever; Crisis and Delirium. ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"RELAPSING- FEVER (Febris recurrens). Definition.—A specific infectious disease caused by the spirochaete (spirillum) of Obermeier, characterized by a ..."

7. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1914)
"relapsing fever is found in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and probably in Australasia. ... In Asia relapsing fever is known to occur in China, in Sumatra, ..."

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