one of a group of fevers characterized by relapses, occurring in many tropical countries, and caused by several species of spirochetes transmitted by several species of lice and ticks.
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Words nearby relapsing fever
Origin of relapsing fever
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called recurrent fever.
Definition for recurrent fever (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for recurrent fever (1 of 2)
another name for relapsing fever
British Dictionary definitions for recurrent fever (2 of 2)
any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus BorreliaAlso called: recurrent fever
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Medical definitions for recurrent fever (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for recurrent fever (2 of 2)
[ rĭ-lăp′sĭng ]
An acute infectious disease caused by a strain of Borrelia transmitted by lice or ticks and marked by recurring febrile attacks lasting about six days and separated from one other by apyretic intervals of about the same length.recurrent fever
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