Sennetsu fever


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Sen·net·su fe·ver

a disease of humans in western Japan caused by the rickettsia Ehrlichia sennetsu and characterized by fever, malaise, anorexia, backache, and lymphadenopathy.

Sennetsu fever

[sə·net′so̅o̅]
a febrile disease occurring in Japan and Malaysia, caused by the bacterium Ehrlichia sennetsu. Symptoms include headache, nausea or vomiting, lymphocytosis, and postauricular and posterior lymphadenopathy. The vector of this disease is unknown; however, infection may occur from ingestion of raw fish.

Sennetsu fever

A form of ehrlichiosis first identified in Japan, transmitted to humans by tick bite or, possibly, consumption of infected raw fish, and caused by Ehrlichia sennetsu. Symptoms include fever, malaise, backache, and lymphadenopathy.
See also: fever

Sennetsu fever

(sĕ-net-soo) [ Sennetsu, Japan, where the disease was first observed]