murine typhus
noun Date: 1933 a mild disease that is marked especially by fever, headache, and rash, is caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia typhi syn. R. mooseri), is widespread in nature in rodents, and is transmitted to humans by a flea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Murine typhus — Classification and external resources ICD 10 A75.2 ICD 9 081.0 …   Wikipedia

  • murine typhus — noun acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash • Syn: ↑rat typhus, ↑urban typhus, ↑endemic typhus • Hypernyms: ↑typhus, ↑typhus fever * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murine typhus — An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). The animal …   Medical dictionary

  • Typhus, urban of Malaya — Murine typhus, an acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus. It is caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla …   Medical dictionary

  • typhus — A group of acute infectious and contagious diseases, caused by rickettsiae that are transmitted by arthropods, and occurring in two principal forms: epidemic t. and endemic (murine) t.; typical symptoms include: severe headache, shivering and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Typhus — Infobox Disease Name = Typhus Caption = Rash caused by Epidemic typhus. DiseasesDB = 29240 ICD10 = ICD10|A|75|1|a|75 ICD9 = ICD9|080 ICD9|083 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001363 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2332 MeshID = D014438Typhus is… …   Wikipedia

  • typhus — typhous, adj. /tuy feuhs/, n. Pathol. an acute, infectious disease caused by several species of Rickettsia, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by acute prostration, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body.… …   Universalium

  • Typhus, murine — An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). The animal …   Medical dictionary

  • Typhus —  Cet article traite du typhus. Ne pas confondre avec la fièvre typhoïde, ni avec les fièvres paratyphoïdes Le typhus (du grec τῦφος typhos: stupeur, torpeur) est le nom donné à un groupe de maladies similaires, graves pour l homme. Il s agit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • typhus fever — noun rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑typhus • Hypernyms: ↑rickettsial disease, ↑rickettsiosis • Hyponyms: ↑murine typhus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”