His-Werner disease


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Related to His-Werner disease: Werner Herzog, Werner syndrome

trench fever

 
a louseborne rickettsial disease due to Rochalimaea quintana, transmitted by the human body louse, Pediculus humanus; symptoms include febrile paroxysms, leg pains, chills, sweating, rash, splenomegaly, and a tendency to relapse. Called also His's or His-Werner disease.

His-Werner disease

Etymology: Wilhelm His, Jr., German physician, 1863-1934; Heinrich Werner, German physician, 1874-1947; Gk, dis, not; Fr, aise, ease
A louse-borne, rickettsial—R Quintana—infection
Locations Mexico, N. Africa, E Europe, etc
Transmission Direct contact—rubbing infected lousy feces into abraded skin or conjunctivae Clinical