Griesinger disease


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Grie·sing·er dis·ease

(grē'sing-ĕr),
bilious typhoid of Griesinger, a severe form of louse-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia recurrentis associated with clinical features including high fever, epistaxis, dyspnea, intense jaundice, purpura, and splenomegaly. See: relapsing fever.

Grie·sing·er dis·ease

(grē'zing-ger di-zēz')
Bilious typhoid of Griesinger, a severe form of louse-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia recurrentis; findings include high fever, epistaxis, dyspnea, intense jaundice, purpura, and splenomegaly.

Griesinger,

Wilhelm, German neurologist, 1817-1868.
bilious typhoid of Griesinger - Synonym(s): Griesinger disease
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Griesinger disease - a severe form of louse-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia recurrentis. Synonym(s): bilious typhoid of Griesinger
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