- B. quintana) that causes trench fever also has been found responsible for a disease called bacillary angiomatosis in people infected with HIV and for infection of the heart and great vessels (endocarditis) with bloodstream infection. Trench fever is also called Wolhynia fever, shin bone fever, quintan fever, five-day fever, Meuse fever, His disease, His-Werner disease, Werner-His disease.
* * *trench fever 'trench- n a disease that is usu. marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana syn. Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)
* * *a self-limited rickettsial disease due to Bartonella quintana, transmitted by the body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus, characterized by intermittent fever, pain at various sites, especially the shins, chills, sweating, vertigo, malaise, typhuslike rash, and multiple relapses. It was first recognized during trench warfare in World War I, and was found to be endemic in Mexico, North Africa, Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia. Called also quintan, or shin bone f.
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trench fever — noun marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice • Hypernyms: ↑rickettsial disease, ↑rickettsiosis * * * ˈtrench fever 7 [trench fever] noun … Useful english dictionary
trench fever — trench′ fe ver n. pat a recurrent fever and pain in the muscles and joints caused by a rickettsia transmitted by the body louse • Etymology: 1915–20 … From formal English to slang
trench fever — fever spread by body lice that was common in World War I soldier who fought in trenches … English contemporary dictionary
trench fever — /trɛntʃ ˈfivə/ (say trench feevuh) noun a recurrent fever, often suffered by soldiers in trenches in World War I, caused by a rickettsia transmitted by lice … Australian English dictionary
trench fever — noun Date: 1915 a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana syn. Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) … New Collegiate Dictionary
trench fever — noun an acute infectious disease, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the louse Pediculus humanus that affected very many soldiers during World War I … Wiktionary
trench fever — noun a highly contagious rickettsial disease, transmitted by lice, that infested soldiers in the trenches in the First World War … English new terms dictionary