undulant fever


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undulant fever:

see brucellosisbrucellosis
or Bang's disease,
infectious disease of farm animals that is sometimes transmitted to humans. In humans the disease is also known as undulant fever, Mediterranean fever, or Malta fever.
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undulant fever

[′ən·jə·lənt ′fē·vər]
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In humans, the disease usually is marked with undulant fever, headache, fatigues, back pain, general malaise and arthritis.
He was invalided home at the end of 1943 with recurrent undulant fever and worked the last two war years in an emergency hospital in Winwick, near Warrington, where he encountered Jim Seddon and his ideas that orthopaedic doctors should specialise.
Organisms as diverse as Staphylococcus, which is so abundant in nature as to be near universal, to the very serious pathogens like Yersinia (the plague bacillus), Brucella (causing undulant fever), as well as Listeria, many species of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and many others often occurring naturally.
Its bacteria can also be transmitted to humans--through contact with infected animals or consumption of unpasteurized dairy products--and cause undulant fever, an affliction characterized by severe flulike symptoms.
Patients involved in laboratory outbreaks of brucellosis have shown almost the entire range of clinical manifestations of the disease, ranging from the common prolonged febrile syndrome (undulant fever) (14) and a flulike disease (25,27), to focal signs and symptoms, such as hepatitis (17,33), lymphadenopathy (17,25), uveitis (14), breast abscess (28) epididymitis (29), arthritis (17), discitis (29,34), pneumonitis (17), deep vein thrombosis (29), and meningitis (31).