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Griesinger disease

Pronunciation: gre'sing-er

Definition: bilious typhoid of Griesinger, a severe form of louse-borne relapsing fever caused by Borrelia recurrentis associated with clinical features including high fever, epistaxis, dyspnea, intense jaundice, purpura, and splenomegaly.

See: relapsing fever

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