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Weil disease

Pronunciation: vil

Definition: a form of leptospirosis (q.v.) generally caused by Leptospira interrogans serogroup icterohaemorrhagiae, believed to be acquired by contact with the urine of infected rats; characterized clinically by fever, jaundice, muscular pains, conjunctival congestion, and albuminuria; agglutinins regularly appear in the serum.

Synonym(s): infectious icterus, infectious jaundice1

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