any of several arbovirus infections, as dengue, characterized by fever, chills, and malaise followed by hemorrhages of capillaries, sometimes leading to kidney failure and death.
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Medical definitions for hemorrhagic fever
A syndrome that occurs in perhaps 20 percent to 40 percent of infections by certain arboviruses and is marked by high fever, scattered petechiae, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract and other organs, hypotension, and shock.
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Scientific definitions for hemorrhagic fever
[ hĕm′ə-răj′ĭk ]
Any of a group of viral infections, including dengue, Ebola virus infection and yellow fever, that occur primarily in tropical climates, are usually transmitted to humans by arthropods or rodents, and are characterized by high fever, internal bleeding, hypotension, and eventual shock.
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