Definition of Haverhill fever

1. Noun. The form of ratbite fever occurring in the United States.

Generic synonyms: Ratbite Fever



Medical Definition of Haverhill fever

1. An infection by Streptobacillus moniliformis marked by initial chills and high fever (gradually subsiding), by arthritis usually in the larger joints and spine, and by a rash occurring chiefly over the joints and on the extensor surfaces of the extremities. Haverhill fever is used to indicate Streptobacillus moniliformis infections not associated with rat bite resulting from contaminated food or water. Synonym: erythema arthriticum epidemicum. Origin: Haverhill, MA, where an epidemic occurred in 1926 (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haverhill Fever

Haute-Vienne
Havana
Havana Brown
Havanan
Havanans
Havanese
Havaneses
Havant
Havarti
Havasupai
Havdala
Havdalah
Havdoloh
Havel
Havelockian
Haverhill fever (current term)
Haverhillia multiformis
Havers' glands
Haversian
Haversian canal
Haversian canals
Haversian system
Haw
Haw.
Hawai'ian
Hawai`i
Hawai`ian
Hawai`ians
Hawaii
Hawaii Island

Literary usage of Haverhill fever

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1. Vital Records of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Bradford (Haverhill, Mass.), Bradford (Mass.), Topsfield Historical Society (1907)
"Daniel, b. at Haverhill, fever, Oct. 10, 1844, a. 53 y. , ch. Hazen, bur. Oct. 4,1839. PR i. WIGGIN (see also Wiggins), Almira, d. Sherburne and Olive, Sept ..."

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