trench fever
noun Date: 1915 a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana syn. Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)

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  • trench fever — n. [from its prevalence among soldiers in the trenches in WWI] an infectious disease caused by a rickettsia (Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by body lice, characterized by a remittent fever, muscular pains, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Trench fever — A disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on the fronts in Europe. Trench fever was again a major problem in the military… …   Medical dictionary

  • Trench fever — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29814 ICD10 = ICD10|A|79|0|a|75 ICD9 = ICD9|083.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2303 MeshID = D014205 Trench fever is a moderately serious disease… …   Wikipedia

  • trench fever — Pathol. a recurrent fever, often suffered by soldiers in trenches in World War I, caused by a rickettsia transmitted by the body louse. [1910 15] * * * ▪ disease       infectious disease characterized by sudden onset with fever; headache; sore… …   Universalium

  • trench fever — noun marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice • Hypernyms: ↑rickettsial disease, ↑rickettsiosis * * * ˈtrench fever 7 [trench fever] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • trench fever — trench′ fe ver n. pat a recurrent fever and pain in the muscles and joints caused by a rickettsia transmitted by the body louse • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • trench fever — fever spread by body lice that was common in World War I soldier who fought in trenches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trench fever — /trɛntʃ ˈfivə/ (say trench feevuh) noun a recurrent fever, often suffered by soldiers in trenches in World War I, caused by a rickettsia transmitted by lice …   Australian English dictionary

  • trench fever — noun an acute infectious disease, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the louse Pediculus humanus that affected very many soldiers during World War I …   Wiktionary

  • trench fever — noun a highly contagious rickettsial disease, transmitted by lice, that infested soldiers in the trenches in the First World War …   English new terms dictionary

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