epidemic hemorrhagic fever


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Related to epidemic hemorrhagic fever: Dengue hemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

epidemic

 [ep″ĭ-dem´ik]
occuring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy, in contrast to endemic or sporadic. The term is used especially of infectious diseases but is also applied to any disease, injury, or other health-related event occurring in such outbreaks.
epidemic hemorrhagic fever an acute infectious disease thought to be transmitted to humans by mites or chiggers; characteristics include fever, purpura, peripheral vascular collapse, and acute renal failure.

hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver with re·nal syn·drome

a form of disorder caused by the Hantaan virus.

epidemic hemorrhagic fever

a severe viral infection marked by fever and bleeding. The disorder develops rapidly and is characterized initially by fever and muscle ache, possibly followed by hemorrhage, peripheral vascular collapse, hypovolemic shock, and acute kidney failure. The arbovirus or other pathogen is believed to be transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, mites, or rodents. The pathophysiological characteristics of the hemorrhagic effect are uncertain, although it is assumed the disease organism causes damage to the lining of the capillaries. Among the various forms of epidemic hemorrhagic fevers are Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, dengue fever, Lassa fever, and yellow fever. See also specific viral infections.

ep·i·dem·ic hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver

(ep'i-dem'ik hem'ŏr-aj'ik fē'vĕr)
Hantavirus infection, an acute febrile disease transmitted to human beings by exposure to feces of infected rodents; besides fever, myalgia, headache, and anorexia, it causes a petechial eruption and acute renal failure, manifested by oliguria, proteinuria, azotemia, and hypertension.
See: Hantavirus
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