cholera infantum


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Noun1.cholera infantum - often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms
gastroenteritis, intestinal flu, stomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis
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Every year in epidemic outbreaks, the most frequent victims of highly fatal digestive disorders were children of the poor who succumbed to milk borne diseases such as miliary tuberculosis and cholera infantum, known colloquially as "summer complaint" (Meckel, 1990).