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Related to spirochetosis: intestinal spirochetosis
infection with spirochetes.
Any disease caused by a spirochete.
spirochetosis/spi·ro·che·to·sis/ (-ke-to´sis) infection with spirochetes.
n. pl. spirocheto·ses (-sēz)
Any of various diseases, such as syphilis, caused by infection with spirochetes.
1. an infectious disease of many species of fowl caused by Borrelia anserina and characterized by fever, cyanosis of the head and diarrhea. It is transmitted by the fowl ticks Argas persicus, A. miniatus and A. reflexus. Morbidity and mortality are very variable but may reach 100%.
2. a benign venereal disease of rabbits caused by Brachyspiraparaluis-cuniculi, characterized by small vesicles, scabs or ulcers which heal in 10 to 14 days. The lesions are confined to the genitalia, with a few animals also having lesions on the eyelids and lips. Called also rabbit syphilis, treponematosis, vent disease.