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Relapsing Fever MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Relapsing Fever
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.400.794.352.500
C01.920.930.775
Unique ID
D012061
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012061
Annotation
not for "recurrent fever" [= FEVER + RECURRENCE (NIM)]; infections by Borrelia species other than B. burgdorferi or B. burgdorferi group (which cause LYME DISEASE) probably go here, otherwise index under BORRELIA INFECTIONS
Scope Note
An acute infection characterized by recurrent episodes of PYREXIA alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition is caused by SPIROCHETES of the genus BORRELIA. It is transmitted by the BITES of either the body louse (PEDICULUS humanus corporis), for which humans are the reservoir, or by soft ticks of the genus ORNITHODOROS, for which rodents and other animals are the principal reservoirs.
Entry Term(s)
Borrelia hermsii Infection
Borrelia recurrentis Infection
Louse-borne Relapsing Fever
Tick-borne Relapsing Fever
NLM Classification #
WC 410
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Relapsing Fever Preferred
Borrelia recurrentis Infection Narrower
Borrelia hermsii Infection Narrower
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