Definition of Spirillum fever

1. Noun. The form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far East.

Exact synonyms: Sodoku
Generic synonyms: Ratbite Fever



Medical Definition of Spirillum fever

1. An acute infection characterised by recurrent episodes of pyrexia alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition has worldwide distribution and is caused by spirochetes of the genus borrelia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirillum Fever

spires
spiric
spiricle
spiricles
spirics
spirier
spiriest
spirifer
spirifers
spirilla
spirillar
spirillar dysentery
spirillicidal
spirillosis
spirillum
spirillum fever (current term)
spirillums
spiring
spirit
spirit away
spirit bear
spirit duplicator
spirit gum
spirit lamp
spirit lamps
spirit level
spirit levels
spirit of nitre
spirit of salt
spirit of the law

Literary usage of Spirillum fever

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1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1885)
"One other theory of relapse may be drawn from the analogy of true relapsing, or spirillum, fever. In the third volume of the Irish Hospital Gazette (April 1 ..."

2. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1880)
"THE object of inquiry was the elucidation of the pathology of spirillum fever (relapsing fever) by means of comparative experiments, which might afford ..."

3. From Ruwenzori to the Congo: A Naturalist's Journey Across Africa by Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston (1908)
"APPENDIX C AFRICAN TICK FEVER (ALSO CALLED 'AFRICAN RELAPSING FEVER,' OR 'SPIRILLUM FEVER') TICK FEVER is an acute specific fever due to the presence of ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"When spirillum fever is at its height we have an enormous proliferation of white corpuscles in the blood. We have also a number of free spirilla in the ..."

5. Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London by Epidemiological society of London (1882)
"A common typical case of spirillum fever, seen late as usual, with no indication of relapse, except some periodic splenic fulness ; the absence of a febrile ..."

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