blackwater fever


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black·wa·ter fever

 (blăk′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.

blackwater fever

n
(Medicine) med a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine

black′water fe′ver


n.
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in dark urine.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.blackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urineblackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine
malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
References in classic literature ?
One of my Polynesian sailors lay at death's door with blackwater fever. Oh, yes, it was a full man's job, and I dosed and doctored, and pulled teeth, and dragged my patients through mild little things like ptomaine poisoning.
On December 10, 2012, it was gazetted as a national monument under the name 'Old Provincial Commissioner's office' for the purposes of linking the gradual colonial administrative advancement into the interior of Kenya from Mombasa, Machakos, Fort Smith and Fort Hall.It is from here that present-day Murang'a town sprouted, and was later called Fort Hall after the death of the commissioner on March 18, 1901, from Blackwater fever.