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Medical Term:

pretibial fever


Definition: a mild disease first observed among military personnel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, characterized by fever, moderate prostration, splenomegaly, and a rash on the anterior aspects of the legs; due to the autumnalis serovar of Leptospira interrogans.

Synonym(s): Fort Bragg fever

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