Medical Definition of Hospital fever

1. A severe acute disease with prolonged high fever up to 40° C (104° F), intractable headache, and a pink-to-red raised rash. The cause is a microorganism called Rickettsia prowazekii. It is found worldwide and is transmitted by lice. The lice become infected on typhus patients and transmit illness to other people. The mortality increases with age and over half of untreated persons age 50 or more die. Also called European, classic, or louse-borne typhus and jail fever. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hospital Fever

hospital administrators
hospital attendant
hospital auxiliaries
hospital bed
hospital bed capacity
hospital care
hospital chaplain
hospital charges
hospital communication systems
hospital corner
hospital corners
hospital costs
hospital departments
hospital design and construction
hospital distribution systems
hospital fever (current term)
hospital formulary
hospital gangrene
hospital information systems
hospital mortality
hospital nurse
hospital occupancy
hospital planning
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hospital records
hospital restructuring
hospital room
hospital shared services
hospital ship

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