paratyphoid fever


[par-uh-tahy-foid] Pathology.
Also called paratyphoid fever. an infectious disease, similar in some of its symptoms to typhoid fever but usually milder, caused by any of several bacilli of the genus Salmonella other than S. typhi.
of or pertaining to paratyphoid.
resembling typhoid.

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paratyphoid (ˌpærəˈtaɪfɔɪd)
1.  resembling typhoid fever or its causative agent
2.  of or relating to paratyphoid fever
3.  See paratyphoid fever

paratyphoid fever
pathol a disease resembling but less severe than typhoid fever, characterized by chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella

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paratyphoid par·a·ty·phoid (pār'ə-tī'foid')
Resembling typhoid.

paratyphoid fever par·a·ty·phoid fever (pār'ə-tī'foid')
An acute intestinal disease, similar to typhoid fever but less severe, caused by food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella. Also called enteric fever.

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paratyphoid fever

infectious disease similar to typhoid, though usually milder, caused by any of several organisms: Salmonella paratyphi (paratyphoid A), S. schottmulleri (paratyphoid B), or S. hirschfeldii (paratyphoid C). The means of infection, spread, clinical course, pathology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment are similar to those for typhoid.

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