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Diseases » Recrudescent typhus » Glossary

Glossary for Recrudescent typhus

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • 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.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Epidemic typhus: An infectious disease caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by body lice. The severity of the illness may range from moderate to fatal.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Murine typhus: An infectious condition which is characterized by a similar condition to that of typhus due to Rickettsia typhi.
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Scrub typhus: Type of typhus usually caught from ticks
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections


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