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Medical Term:

Brazilian spotted fever

 

Definition: fulminating sepsis, usually beginning with conjunctivitis, characterized by purpuric skin lesions and a high fatality rate; thought to be due to Haemophilus aegyptius.

Synonym(s): Brazilian hemorrhagic fever, Brazilian purpuric fever

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