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sodoku

 [so´do-koo]
a relapsing type of infection due to Spirillum minus, an organism transmitted by the bite of an infected rat; a form of rat-bite fever.

rat-·bite fe·ver

a single designation for two bacterial diseases associated with rat bites, one caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis (for example, Haverhill fever), the other by Spirillum minus (also called S. minor) (for example, sodoku); both diseases are characterized by relapsing fever, chills, headache, arthralgia, lymphadenopathy, and a maculopapular rash on the extremities.

sodoku

/so·do·ku/ (so´do-koo) the spirillary form of rat-bite fever, caused by Spirillum minus.

sodoku

A bacterial zoonosis caused by Spirillum minus (Spirillium minor) a gram-negative flagellated microaerophilic bacterium found in the saliva of rats and acquired through rat bites or scratches or less commonly as a nosocomial infection
Management Penicillin, tetracycline

sodoku

a relapsing type of infection in humans, dogs and cats due to Spirillum minus, an organism transmitted by the bite of an infected rat.
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