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paratyphoid fever

 

Definition: an acute infectious disease with symptoms and lesions resembling those of typhoid fever, although milder in character; associated with the presence of the paratyphoid organism of which at least three varieties (types A, B, and C) have been described.

Synonym(s): paratyphoid

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