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Related to recurrent fever: relapsing fever
returning after a remission; reappearing.
1. relapsing fever.
2. recurrent paroxysmal fever occurring in various diseases, including tularemia, meningococcemia, malaria, and rat-bite fever.
an acute infectious disease caused by any one of a number of strains of Borrelia, marked by a number of febrile attacks lasting about 6 days and separated from each other by apyretic intervals of about the same length; the microorganism is found in the blood during the febrile periods but not during the intervals, the disappearance being associated with specific antibodies and previously evoked antibodies. There are two epidemiologic varieties: the louse-borne variety, occurring chiefly in Europe, northern Africa, and India, and caused by strains of B. recurrentis; and the tick-borne variety, occurring in Africa, Asia, and North and South America, caused by various species, each of which is transmitted by a different species of the soft tick, Ornithodoros.
characterized by recurrence at intervals of weeks or months.
recurrent airway obstruction
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of horses when the disease recurs after remissions when the patient is in a dust-free environment.
recurrent impaction colic
form of the disease likely to occur in equine patients which are overfed by indulgent owners; a common problem in American miniature horses.
see periodic ophthalmia.
clinical mastitis recurring in the same quarter due usually to residual foci of infection in tissue where udder infusion therapy does not penetrate; caused usually by infection with coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus.
see Scottie cramp.