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Glossary for Relapsing fever

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Borreliosis: An infectious bacterial disorder that is transmitted by ticks and causes skin rashes joint swelling and other symptoms similar to the flu.
  • Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Cold & Flu:
  • Collapse: Physical or mental process shutdown
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diseases contagious from contaminated water: Diseases that can be contracted from contaminated water
  • Familial Mediterranean fever: A rare inherited condition characterized by recurrent fever and inflammation. The inflammation usually involves the stomach, lungs or joints.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Pfeiffer-Weber-Christian syndrome: A rare skin disorder characterized by recurring inflammation of the fatty layer of the skin and the development of nodules which can vary in size from 1 to 2 cm. The face and hands are not usually affected and the legs and feet tend to be the most commonly affected. The condition tends to reoccur within weeks or months.
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Rat-bite fever: An infectious diseases where a bite from a rate transmits a bacterial or fungal infection. The symptoms depend on the infecting organism.
  • Recurrent fever: A fever that reoccurs
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Tick-borne diseases: Any disease that is transferred to humans by the tick
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.


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