Definition of Typhus fever

1. Noun. Rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever.

Exact synonyms: Typhus
Generic synonyms: Rickettsial Disease, Rickettsiosis
Specialized synonyms: Endemic Typhus, Murine Typhus, Rat Typhus, Urban Typhus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Typhus Fever

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typhonic
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typhoon fifth
typhoon fifths
typhoonlike
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typhos
typhose
typhosepsis
typhotoxin
typhotoxins
typhous
typhus
typhus fever (current term)
typhus mitior
typhus vaccine
typhuses
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typical
typical achromatopsia
typical jerboa
typical pseudocholinesterase
typicalities
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typically
typicalness
typicalnesses

Literary usage of Typhus fever

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"typhus fever. Definition.—An acute infectious disease of unknown origin, ... typhus fever has been one of the great epidemics of the world. ..."

2. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"Relapsing fever and enteric or typhoid fever were each clearly separated, at a later date, from typhus fever. But what was the " typhus fever " from which ..."

3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The principal disease known to be transmitted by lice is typhus fever, ... typhus fever typhus fever was formerly confused with typhoid fever; Louis in 1829 ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Abstract of Eighteen Cases of typhus fever, treated in King's College Hospital by the free exhibition of Brandy, &c., under the care ..."

5. The Lancet (1860)
"typhus fever, on the other hand, is characterized by the absence of ... In short, typhus fever is pre-eminently the type of a blood disease—the fever poison ..."

6. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"CHAPTER XXII typhus fever (BACILLUS ... TYPHUS fever, a highly contagious disease with an incubation period of five to eighteen days, a high fever, ..."

7. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"CHAPTER XXII typhus fever (BACILLUS ... TYPHUS fever, a highly contagious disease with an incubation period of five to eighteen days, a high fever, ..."

8. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint (1873)
"THE general principles of treatment in tj-phoid and typhus fever are essentially similar, and, indeed, are applicable to all the essential fevers. ..."

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