Definition of Haemorrhagic fever

1. Noun. A group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage.

Definition of Haemorrhagic fever

1. Noun. (chiefly British pathology) viral haemorrhagic fever ¹

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Medical Definition of Haemorrhagic fever

1. A syndrome that occurs in perhaps 20-40% of infections by a number of different viruses of the families Arenaviridae (Lassa fever, Bolivian haemorrhagic fever, Argentinean haemorrhagic fever), Bunyaviridae (Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever), Flaviviridae (Dengue haemorrhagic fever, Omsk haemorrhagic fever), Filoviridae (Ebola fever, Marburg virus disease), etc. Some types of haemorrhagic fever are tick-borne, others mosquito-borne, and some seem to be zoonoses; clinical manifestations are high fever, scattered petechiae, gastrointestinal tract and other organ bleeding, hypotension, and shock; kidney damage may be severe, especially in Korean haemorrhagic fever and neurologic signs may appear, especially in the Argentinean-Bolivian types. Five types of haemorrhagic fever are transmissible person-to-person: Bolivian haemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Ebola fever, Marburg virus disease, and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. See: epidemic haemorrhagic fever. Synonym: Ebola haemorrhagic fever. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemorrhagic Fever

haemorrhagic anaemia
haemorrhagic ascites
haemorrhagic bacteraemia
haemorrhagic brain metastases
haemorrhagic bronchitis
haemorrhagic colitis
haemorrhagic cyst
haemorrhagic cystitis
haemorrhagic diathesis
haemorrhagic disease of deer
haemorrhagic disease of newborn
haemorrhagic disease of the newborn
haemorrhagic endovasculitis
haemorrhagic enteritis
haemorrhagic exudative erythema
haemorrhagic fever (current term)
haemorrhagic fever virus
haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
haemorrhagic gangrene
haemorrhagic glaucoma
haemorrhagic infarct
haemorrhagic iritis
haemorrhagic measles
haemorrhagic metalloproteinase
haemorrhagic nephritis
haemorrhagic pachymeningitis
haemorrhagic pericarditis
haemorrhagic pian
haemorrhagic plague
haemorrhagic pleurisy

Literary usage of Haemorrhagic fever

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Desmyter J, LeDuc JW, Johnson KM, Brasseur F, Deckers C, van Ypersele de Strihou C. Laboratory rat associated outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal ..."

2. Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases: Hearing Before edited by Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2001)
"During 1998 and 1999 major epidemics, including outbreaks of haemorrhagic fever, cholera, and meningitis, caused a significant increase in morbidity and ..."

3. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery, and Their Allied Sciences, for by New Sydenham Society (1871)
"... -haemorrhagic fever, and one of pernicious fever with comatose and tetanic symptoms ; one case only was fatal : the patient, ..."

4. Public Hygiene in America: Being the Centennial Discourse Delivered Before by Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, Henry Goddard Pickering (1877)
"... data: Dr. WH Malarial Johnson, of Selma, Alabama, says, " Malarial haemorrhagic haemorrhagic fever has occurred since the war," also " typhoid fever. ..."

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