Korean hemorrhagic fever

Korean hemorrhagic fever
An acute infection caused by a virus that produces varying degrees of hemorrhage, shock, and sometimes death.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • korean hemorrhagic fever — noun Usage: usually capitalized K : a hemorrhagic fever that is endemic to Asia, is caused by the hantaan virus, and is characterized by acute renal failure in addition to the usual symptoms of the hemorrhagic fevers …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Epidemic hemorrhagic fever — A number of diseases characterized by an abrupt onset of high fever and chills, headache, cold and cough, and pain in the muscles, joints and abdomen with nausea and vomiting followed by bleeding into the kidney and elsewhere. Known also as… …   Medical dictionary

  • viral hemorrhagic fever — ▪ pathology       any of a variety of highly fatal viral diseases that are characterized by massive external or internal bleeding or bleeding into the skin. Other symptoms vary by the type of viral hemorrhagic fever but often include fever,… …   Universalium

  • hemorrhagic nephrosonephritis — Korean hemorrhagic nephrosonephritis epidemic hemorrhagic fever …   Medical dictionary

  • Fever — Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).… …   Medical dictionary

  • Koreanhemorrhagic fever — Korean hemorrhagic fever n. See epidemic hemorrhagic fever. * * * …   Universalium

  • epidemichemorrhagic fever — epidemic hemorrhagic fever n. A form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to northeastern Asia that is caused by a hantavirus and characterized in its later stages by hemorrhage, shock, and kidney failure. Also called Korean hemorrhagic fever. * * * …   Universalium

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