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remittent

 [re-mit´ent]
having periods of abatement and of exacerbation.
remittent fever elevated body temperature showing fluctuation each day, but never falling to normal.

re·mit·tent

(rē-mit'ĕnt),
Characterized by temporary periods of abatement of the symptoms of a disease.

remittent

/re·mit·tent/ (re-mit´ent) having periods of abatement and of exacerbation.

remittent

(rĭ-mĭt′nt)
adj.
Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.

re·mit′tence, re·mit′ten·cy n.
re·mit′tent·ly adv.

re·mit·tent

(rĕ-mit'ĕnt)
Characterized by temporary periods of abatement of the symptoms of a disease.

remittent

characterized by periods of symptom exacerbation and remittance

re·mit·tent

(rĕ-mit'ĕnt)
Characterized by temporary periods of abatement of the symptoms of a disease.

remittent

having periods of abatement and of exacerbation.
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And again, with the different variety of fevers, the record will often depend upon the period of observation; an intermittent [fever], with well-marked stages, will, if neglected, often in a few days become an equally well-marked remittent, or typhomalarial [fever], or a little further on will prominently exhibit advanced typhoid symptoms; or perhaps a few weeks or months later [the man will] die from chronic diarrhoea or dysentery.
Though there were only two diagnosed cases at Helena, many were likely misdiagnosed as remittent fever (malaria) or as typhoid.
There is no doubt that Civil War surgeons had a difficult time identifying typhus and distinguishing the disease from typhoid and remittent fever.
Symptoms of remittent fever, also called bilious fever, were similar to intermittent fever, but the fever and chill cycles were less defined; in some cases the cold and sweating stages were slight or absent, and the fever may have taken on a continuous character.
Though more deaths occurred with remittent fever (4,855) than with any other malaria form, its mortality rate equaled only 1.
At Helena 69 percent of the deaths from remittent fever occurred within a month of diagnosis, 10 percent died within sixty days, and the remaining 21 percent died sixty days or more after their diagnosis.
Another possibility is that the cases diagnosed as remittent and bilious fevers were actually typhus, which had a mortality rate of 36.
If the mosquito was eliminated, then the 119 diagnosed cases of remittent fever recorded by surgeons for November, December, and January could not have been malaria.
NO OF CASES CONTINOUS 20 INTERMITTENT 18 REMITTENT 62 Note: Table made from bar graph.