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Relapsing fevers

David A. Warrell

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070633_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Relapsing fevers

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Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) and tick-borne relapsing fevers (TBRF) are characterized by repeated episodes of high fever separated by afebrile period. They are caused by borrelia spirochaetes distinct from those responsible for Lyme borrelioses. Untreated patients may suffer as many as five (LBRF) or ten (TBRF) febrile relapses of decreasing severity....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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