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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «F»:

  1. Fever, puerperal Fever, puerperal
    Fever, puerperal: Fever that lasts for more than 24 hours within the first 10 days after a woman has had a baby. Puerperal fever is due to an infection, most often of the placental site within the uterus. If the infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes puerperal sepsis. Puerperal fever has...
  2. Fever, Q Fever, Q
    Fever, Q: An acute febrile illness due to Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii), a species of bacteria. Q fever is a zoonotic disease (contracted from animals). Aside from sudden onset of fever, there is headache, malaise, and pneumonia but no rash. The disease was first reported in 1935 in Queensland, Au...
  3. Fever, quintan Fever, quintan
    Fever, quintan: Quintan means recurring every 5 days, the characteristic duration of trench fever. Quintan 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 in Russia and on t...
  4. Fever, relapsing Fever, relapsing
    Fever, relapsing: See: Relapsing fever....
  5. Fever, remittent Fever, remittent
    Fever, remittent: A type of fever that gradually decreases in intensity over time....
  6. Fever, rheumatic Fever, rheumatic
    Fever, rheumatic: An illness that occurs following a streptococcus infection (such as a "strep throat") or scarlet fever and predominantly affects children. Symptoms include fever, pain in the joints, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Rheumatic fever can cause long-lasting effects in ...
  7. Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Rift Valley
    Fever, Rift Valley: See: Rift Valley fever....
  8. Fever, Rocky Mountain spotted (RMSF) Fever, Rocky Mountain spotted (RMSF)
    Fever, Rocky Mountain spotted (RMSF): An acute febrile (feverish) disease initially recognized in the Rocky Mountain states, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by hard-shelled (ixodid) ticks. Occurs only in the Western Hemisphere. Anyone frequenting tick-infested areas is at risk for RMSF. ...
  9. Fever, scarlet Fever, scarlet
    Fever, scarlet: Also called scarlatina, a disease caused by infection with group A streptococcal bacteria that occurs in a small proportion of people with strep throat. The incubation period between contracting strep and the onset of scarlet fever is short, typically 72 hours but may range from 1 ...
  10. Fever, shin bone Fever, shin bone
    Fever, shin bone: Called shin bone fever because it characteristically causes fever and pain in the legs, this disease is also known as trench fever. It 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 mi...
  11. Fever, Southeast Asian hemorrhagic Fever, Southeast Asian hemorrhagic
    Fever, Southeast Asian 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...
  12. Fever, splenic Fever, splenic
    Fever, splenic: Known also as anthrax, splenic fever is a serious bacterial infection. It is not primarily a human disease but rather an infection of animals. Cattle, sheep, horses, mules, and some wild animals are highly susceptible. Humans (and swine) are generally resistant to anthrax. Anthrax ca...
  13. Fever, spotted Fever, spotted
    Fever, spotted: Also known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. An acute febrile (feverish) disease initially recognized in the Rocky Mountain states, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by hard-shelled (ixodid) ticks. Occurs only in the Western Hemisphere. Anyone frequenting tick-infested areas...
  14. Fever, Thai hemorrhagic Fever, Thai hemorrhagic
    Fever, Thai 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 plus res...
  15. Fever, tick Fever, tick
    Fever, tick: See: Rocky Mountain spotted fever....