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relapsing fever

noun

, Pathology.
  1. 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.


relapsing fever

noun

  1. any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus Borrelia Also calledrecurrent fever
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of relapsing fever1

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example Sentences

The spirillum of relapsing fever can be identified by the method for the malarial parasite in fresh blood.

However, the relapsing fever had very probably increased, if not started, the cardiac trouble which eventually caused his death.

In 1881, during relapsing fever, I had severe cardiac intermittence, very fatiguing and only relieved by small doses of digitalin.

He himself thought they went back at least to 1881, when he had had a very grave relapsing fever.

The bedbug (Fig. 35) (Cimex lectularis) has been accused of transmitting plague, relapsing fever and other diseases.

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