Medical Dictionary

Brill's disease

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noun \ˈbrilz-\

Medical Definition of Brill's disease

  1. :  an acute infectious disease milder than epidemic typhus but caused by the same rickettsia

Biographical Note for brill's disease

Brill

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Nathan Edwin

(1860–1925), American physician. In 1910, after studying 221 cases, Brill published the first description of the disease now known as Brill's disease.


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