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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Fever, dengue Fever, dengue
    Fever, dengue: An acute mosquito-borne viral illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is...
  2. Fever, dengue hemorrhagic (DHF) Fever, dengue hemorrhagic (DHF)
    Fever, dengue hemorrhagic (DHF): A syndrome due to the dengue virus that tends to affect children under 10, causing abdominal pain, hemorrhage (bleeding) and circulatory collapse (shock). DHF starts abruptly with high continuous fever and headache plus respiratory and intestinal symptoms with...
  3. Fever, desert Fever, desert
    Fever, desert: A disease also called coccidioidomycosis (CM) due to a fungus called Coccidioides immitis. About 40% of people infected with this fungus develop symptoms. Most often they have an influenza-like illness with fever, cough, headaches, rash, and myalgias (muscle pains). Of those people wi...
  4. Fever, dumdum Fever, dumdum
    Fever, dumdum: Also called kala-azar, a chronic, potentially fatal parasitic disease of the viscera (the internal organs) due to infection by an agent called Leishmania donovani. Leishmania donovani is transmitted by sandfly bites in parts of Asia (primarily India), Africa (primarily Sudan) and Sout...
  5. Fever, Ebola virus Fever, Ebola virus
    Fever, Ebola virus: A notoriously deadly virus that causes fearsome symptoms, the most prominent being high fever and massive internal bleeding. Ebola virus kills as many as 90% of the people it infects. It is one of the viruses that is capable of causing hemorrhagic (bloody) fever. Epidemics of E...
  6. Fever, epidemic hemorrhagic Fever, epidemic hemorrhagic
    Fever, epidemic hemorrhagic: A number of diseases characterized by an abrupt onset of high fever and chills, headache, cold and cough, and pain in the muscles, joints and abdomen with nausea and vomiting followed by bleeding into the kidney and elsewhere. Known also as hemorrhagic fever with ...
  7. Fever, familial Mediterranean (FMF) Fever, familial Mediterranean (FMF)
    Fever, familial Mediterranean (FMF): An inherited disorder featuring short recurring crises of severe abdominal pain and bouts of fever. Other symptoms include arthritis, chest pain from inflammation of the lung cavity, and skin rashes. Between attacks, the patient seems healthy. Amyloidosis (the ab...
  8. Fever, five-day Fever, five-day
    Fever, five-day: Also called trench fever, this is a disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on the fronts in Europe. Trench fever was again a major problem in the militar...
  9. Fever, hemorrhagic Fever, hemorrhagic
    Fever, hemorrhagic: A number of diseases characterized by an abrupt onset of high fever and chills, headache, cold and cough, and pain in the muscles, joints and abdomen with nausea and vomiting followed by bleeding into the kidney and elsewhere. Known also as hemorrhagic fever with renal syn...
  10. Fever, jail Fever, jail
    Fever, jail: See: Typhus, epidemic....
  11. Fever, Lassa Fever, Lassa
    Fever, Lassa: See: Lassa fever....
  12. Fever, Mediterranean Fever, Mediterranean
    Fever, Mediterranean: A inherited disorder of unknown cause featuring short recurring bouts of fever together with pain in the joints, chest or abdomen. Also called Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). Between attacks, the patient seems healthy (when FMF is more difficult to diagnose). The gene fo...
  13. Fever, Meuse Fever, Meuse
    Fever, Meuse: Named for the Meuse River area, one of the great battlegrounds of World War I. Also known as trench fever. Meuse or trench fever is a disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people...
  14. Fever, Philippine hemorrhagic Fever, Philippine hemorrhagic
    Fever, Philippine hemorrhagic: A syndrome due to the dengue virus that tends to affect children under 10, causing abdominal pain, hemorrhage (bleeding) and circulatory collapse (shock). Known also as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), it starts abruptly with high continuous fever and headache p...
  15. Fever, Pontiac Fever, Pontiac
    Fever, Pontiac: See: Pontiac fever....