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Brill's disease

noun \ ˈbrilz- \

medical Definition of Brill's disease

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

Biographical Note for brill's disease

  • Brill, 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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