miliary fever(redirected from sweating sickness)
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1. an infectious disease characterized by profuse sweating and the production of sudamina, occurring formerly in severe epidemics;
2. Synonym(s): miliaria
Etymology: L, milium, millet; L, febris
an inflammatory skin eruption caused by sweat retention. Sweat trapped in the dermis or epidermis causes irritation. Also called prickly heat.
mil·i·a·ry fe·ver(mil'ē-ār'-ē fē'vĕr)
1. An infectious disease characterized by profuse sweating and the production of sudamina; formerly occurring in severe epidemics.
2. Synonym(s): miliaria.