TITLE

rat-bite fever

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1852
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "rat-bite fever" is presented. It refers to two infectious diseases transmitted by the bite of a rat. One is caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis with signs of skin inflammation, fever, chills, headache, vomiting, and back and joint pain. The other is caused by Spirillum minus with signs of ulceration, rash and recurrent fever.
ACCESSION #
21243503

 

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