relapsing fever

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re·laps·ing fever

Any of several infectious diseases characterized by chills and fever and caused by spirochetes transmitted by lice and ticks. Also called recurrent fever.

relapsing fever

(Pathology) any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus Borrelia. Also called: recurrent fever

relaps′ing fe′ver

one of a group of tropical fevers characterized by relapses, caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia and spread by ticks and lice.
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Noun1.relapsing fever - marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact

re·lap·sing fe·ver

n. fiebre recurrente.