Rubarth's disease

Ru·​barth's disease | \ ˈrüˌbärt(h)s- \

Definition of Rubarth's disease

: a highly fatal febrile virus hepatitis of dogs marked by shivering, incoordination, spasms, and collapse accompanied by engorgement of visceral blood vessels and edema and cloudy swelling of liver, spleen, and lymph nodes

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First Known Use of Rubarth's disease

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rubarth's disease

after C. Sven Rubarth, born 1905 Swedish veterinarian

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“Rubarth's disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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