Brill-Zinsser disease


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Related to Brill-Zinsser disease: ehrlichiosis, recrudescent typhus, Rickettsia typhi

Brill-Zinsser disease

 [bril´ zin´ser]
recrudescent typhus.

Brill-Zins·ser dis·ease

(bril zinz'sĕr),
an endogenous reinfection associated with the "carrier state" in patients who previously had epidemic typhus fever; it is a rather mild disease and may be mistaken for endemic (murine) typhus; first described by Brill in New York City but not recognized as a recrudescent form of epidemic typhus until after the work of Zinsser.

Brill-Zinsser disease

A relapse of epidemic typhus caused by dormant Rickettsia prowazekii, which is reactivated due to intercurrent disease.

Brill-Zins·ser dis·ease

(bril-zin'sĕr di-zēz')
An endogenous reinfection in people who previously had epidemic typhus fever; it is mild and may be mistaken for endemic (murine) typhus.
Synonym(s): Brill disease, recrudescent typhus.

Brill,

Nathan Edwin, U.S. physician, 1860-1925.
Brill disease - Synonym(s): Brill-Zinsser disease
Brill-Symmers disease - obsolete term for nodular lymphoma.
Brill-Zinsser disease - an endogenous reinfection associated with the "carrier state" in persons who previously had epidemic typhus fever. Synonym(s): Brill disease; recrudescent typhus fever; recrudescent typhus

Zinsser,

Hans, U.S. bacteriologist and immunologist, 1878-1940.
Brill-Zinsser disease - see under Brill
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Brill-Zinsser disease in a patient following infection with sylvatic epidemic typhus associated with flying squirrels.
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Twenty cases of epidemic typhus and 33 cases of Brill-Zinsser disease were reported.