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What is Brill-Zinsser disease?

What is Brill-Zinsser disease?

  • Brill-Zinsser disease: A form of recurring typhus caused by a bacterium called Rickettsia proazekii and transmitted by lice. The illness may occur after the initial sickness and tends to be not as severe.
  • Brill-Zinsser disease: A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria that is the etiologic agent of epidemic typhus fever acquired through contact with lice (TYPHUS, EPIDEMIC LOUSE-BORNE) as well as Brill's disease.
    Source - Diseases Database

Brill-Zinsser disease: Introduction

Types of Brill-Zinsser disease:

Broader types of Brill-Zinsser disease:

How serious is Brill-Zinsser disease?

Complications of Brill-Zinsser disease: see complications of Brill-Zinsser disease

What causes Brill-Zinsser disease?

Causes of Brill-Zinsser disease: see causes of Brill-Zinsser disease

What are the symptoms of Brill-Zinsser disease?

Symptoms of Brill-Zinsser disease: see symptoms of Brill-Zinsser disease

Complications of Brill-Zinsser disease: see complications of Brill-Zinsser disease

Can anyone else get Brill-Zinsser disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Brill-Zinsser disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Brill-Zinsser disease

Brill-Zinsser disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Brill-Zinsser disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Brill-Zinsser disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Brill-Zinsser disease: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Brill-Zinsser disease.
Treatments for Brill-Zinsser disease: see treatments for Brill-Zinsser disease
Research for Brill-Zinsser disease: see research for Brill-Zinsser disease

Name and Aliases of Brill-Zinsser disease

Main name of condition: Brill-Zinsser disease

Other names or spellings for Brill-Zinsser disease:

Epidemic louse-borne typhus, Recrudescent typhus, Rickettsia prowazekii Source - Diseases Database

Brill-Zinsser disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Brill-Zinsser disease:


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