Weil disease(redirected from infectious icterus)
Weil dis·ease(vīl di-zēz')
The infection is caused by contact with infected rat urine or feces.
Symptoms include muscular pains, fever, jaundice, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
Penicillins or tetracyclines are curative.
Doxycycline may be used to prevent infection in those exposed to the spirochetes.