remittent fever


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Related to remittent fever: relapsing fever, intermittent fever, undulant fever

remittent

 [re-mit´ent]
having periods of abatement and of exacerbation.
remittent fever elevated body temperature showing fluctuation each day, but never falling to normal.

re·mit·tent fe·ver

a fever pattern in which temperature varies during each 24-hour period but never reaches normal. Most fevers are remittent and the pattern is not characteristic of any disease, although in the 19th century it was considered a diagnostic term.

re·mit·tent fe·ver

(rĕ-mitĕnt fēvĕr)
Pyrexic pattern in which temperature varies during each 24-hour period but never reaches normal.
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Symptoms of quinine toxicity include diarrhea, vomiting, confusion, blindness, tinnitus, and paralysis (note the similarity with typhoid, typhus, and remittent fever symptoms).