Weil's disease

Weil's disease
Weil's disease 'vī(ə)lz-, 'wī(ə)lz- n a leptospirosis that is characterized by chills, fever, muscle pain, and hepatitis manifested by more or less severe jaundice and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. interrogans, esp. serotype icterohaemorrhagiae) called also leptospiral jaundice
Weil 'vī(ə)l Adolf (1848-1916)
German physician. Weil held professorships in Berlin and later in Tartu, Estonia. In 1886 he published a classic description of a type of leptospirosis characterized by jaundice, nephritis, muscular pain, fever, and enlargement of the spleen and liver. The disease had been described originally by an English physician some 23 years before.

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A. Weil (1848-1916), German physician

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  • Weil's disease — (Med.) An acute infectious febrile disease, resembling typhoid fever, with muscular pains, disturbance of the digestive organs, jaundice, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weil's disease — UK [ˈwaɪlz dɪˌziːz] / US [ˈvaɪlz dɪˌzɪz] noun [uncountable] medical a disease affecting animals and sometimes humans, caused by bacteria that are passed through the urine of an infected animal …   English dictionary

  • Weil's disease — /vuylz, wuylz/, Med. a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae. [named after Adolf Weil (1848 1916), German physician] * * * …   Universalium

  • Weil's disease — [vʌɪlz] noun a severe form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water. Origin C19: named after the German physician H. Adolf Weil …   English new terms dictionary

  • Weil's disease — /ˈvaɪlz dəziz/ (say vuylz duhzeez) noun a bacterial infection caused by the leptospirosis bacterium which is spread by the urine of rats, typically infecting water in caves. {named after Adolf Weil, 1848–1916, German physician who first described …  

  • Weil's disease — See leptospirosis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Weil’s disease — jaundice …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Weil's disease — leptospirosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Weil's disease — noun a severe form of leptospirosis in human beings • Hypernyms: ↑swamp fever, ↑leptospirosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weil'sdisease — Weil s disease (vīlz, wīlz) n. A severe form of leptospirosis in humans that is characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, and a tendency to hemorrhage.   [After Adolf Weil (1848 1916), German physician.] * * * …   Universalium

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