Weil's disease

noun
\ ˈvī(ə)lz- How to pronounce Weil's disease (audio) , ˈwī(ə)lz- How to pronounce Weil's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Weil's disease

: a severe form of leptospirosis that is characterized by jaundice, chills, fever, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and chest pain and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. interrogans, especially serotype icterohaemorrhagiae)

Note: If left untreated, Weil's disease may cause life-threatening damage to the brain, kidneys, lungs, liver, or heart.

called also leptospiral jaundice, Weil's syndrome

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“Weil's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Weil%27s%20disease. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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