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.
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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
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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
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re·lap·sing fe·ver

n. fiebre recurrente.
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Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites.
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For over 25 years, IGeneX has been in the research and development of diagnostic tests for Lyme disease, Relapsing Fever, and other tick-borne diseases.
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A three year old male Rottweiler dog was presented with history of relapsing fever, inappetance, lethargy, occasional vomition and weight loss since one month.
Other tick-borne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Powassan disease, tick-borne relapsing fever and tularemia.
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) occurs when Borrelia spirochetes (predominantly B.
Two groups of Borrelia, the Borrelia burgdorferi group that causes Lyme disease and the relapsing fever Borrelia group that cause relapsing fever, are found in similar habitats and overlapping locations worldwide.
When Edinburgh suffered an epidemic of "relapsing fever" in 1826 and 1829, one student noted that the hospital floors were "running with blood it was difficult to cross the hall without fear of slipping".