Disease, Tsutsugamushi
Scrub typhus, a mite-borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at the site of the chigger (mite larva) bite. This disease occurs in the area bounded by Japan, India, and Australia. Known also as mite-borne typhus and tropical typhus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • tsutsugamushi disease — [tso͞o΄tso͞o gə mo͞o′shē] n. [Jpn < tsutsuga, danger, disease, harm + mushi, insect] SCRUB TYPHUS …   English World dictionary

  • Tsutsugamushi disease — A mite borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at… …   Medical dictionary

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi disease — [ˌtsu:tsu:gə mʊʃi] noun another term for scrub typhus. Origin early 20th cent.: tsutsugamushi, from the Japanese name of the mite which transmits the disease …   English new terms dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi disease — noun Etymology: Japanese tsutsugamushi scrub typhus mite, from tsutsuga sickness + mushi insect Date: 1906 scrub typhus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi mite — noun : any of several mites of the genus Trombicula that are vectors of the rickettsia causing tsutsugamushi disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi disease — (Medicine) scrub typhus, infectious bacterial disease transmitted by mites (characterized by a sore where the bite occurred, fever, skin rash, and headaches) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi disease — noun transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia • Syn: ↑scrub typhus • Hypernyms: ↑rickettsial disease, ↑rickettsiosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • tsutsugamushi disease — /tsooh tseuh geuh mooh shee, tsooh /, Pathol. See scrub typhus. [ < Japn tsutsuga mushi typhus mite, equiv. to tsutsuga hindrance, ailment (earlier tutu(n)ga, deriv. of tutumi to hinder, with ka place) + mushi vermin] * * * …   Universalium

  • tsutsugamushi disease — see scrub typhus …   The new mediacal dictionary

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