epidemic hemorrhagic fever

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epidemic hemorrhagic fever n.
An acute viral hemorrhagic fever characterized by headache, high fever, sweating, thirst, photophobia, coryza, cough, myalgia, arthralgia, and abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. This phase lasts from three to six days and is followed by capillary hemorrhages, edema, oliguria, and shock. Also called Far Eastern hemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, Korean hemorrhagic fever, Manchurian hemorrhagic fever.

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