rat-bite fever


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Related to rat-bite fever: leptospirosis, Streptobacillary Fever

rat-bite fever

[′rat ‚bīt ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
Either of two diseases transmitted by the bite of a rat: spirillary rat-bite fever and streptobacillary fever.
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Janda, "Rat-bite fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis): a potential emerging disease," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Rat-bite fever Streptobacillus moniliformis, Bacterium
To the Editor: Rat-bite fever was once considered an infection exclusive to children living in poverty; however, dense urban housing and changing pet-keeping practices may be altering this profile (1,2).
Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a rare, systemic illness caused by infection with Streptobacillus moniliformis.
The book covers a broad range of topics from such common entities as hiccups, sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, and acute pancreatitis to more esoteric disease states such as rat-bite fever, porphyria, snake-bite poisoning, and even the plague.