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Diseases » Relapsing fever » Summary
 

What is Relapsing fever?

What is Relapsing fever?

  • Relapsing fever: Tick-borne disease with symptoms that resolve and then relapse.
  • Relapsing fever: An acute infection characterized by recurrent episodes of PYREXIA alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition is caused by SPIROCHETES of the genus BORRELIA. It is transmitted by the BITES of either the body louse (PEDICULUS humanus corporis), for which humans are the reservoir, or by soft ticks of the genus ORNITHODOROS, for which rodents and other animals are the principal reservoirs.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • 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.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Relapsing fever: Introduction

Types of Relapsing fever:

Types of Relapsing fever:

Broader types of Relapsing fever:

How serious is Relapsing fever?

Complications of Relapsing fever: see complications of Relapsing fever

What causes Relapsing fever?

Causes of Relapsing fever: see causes of Relapsing fever
Cause of Relapsing fever: Borrelia spirochaete bacterial
Risk factors for Relapsing fever: see risk factors for Relapsing fever

What are the symptoms of Relapsing fever?

Symptoms of Relapsing fever: see symptoms of Relapsing fever

Complications of Relapsing fever: see complications of Relapsing fever

Can anyone else get Relapsing fever?

More information: see contagiousness of Relapsing fever

Relapsing fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Relapsing fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Relapsing fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Relapsing fever: see treatments for Relapsing fever
Research for Relapsing fever: see research for Relapsing fever

Society issues for Relapsing fever


Hospitalization statistics for Relapsing fever: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Relapsing fever:

  • 0% (2) of hospital consultant episodes were for relapsing fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for relapsing fevers required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for relapsing fevers were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for relapsing fevers were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Relapsing fever

Main name of condition: Relapsing fever

Class of Condition for Relapsing fever: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Relapsing fever:

Borrelia duttoni, Borrelia recurrentis Source - Diseases Database

Recurrent fever
Source - WordNet 2.1

Relapsing fever: Related Conditions

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