Relapsing fever

"Relapsing fever" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "relapsing fever"

  • Relapsing fever - A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
    • Carter's (Asiatic) - A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever
    • Dutton's (West African) - A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever
    • Koch's - A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
    • louse-borne (epidemic) - A68.0 Louse-borne relapsing fever
    • Novy's (American) - A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever
    • Obermeyers's (European) - A68.0 Louse-borne relapsing fever
    • Spirillum - A68.9 Relapsing fever, unspecified
    • tick-borne (endemic) - A68.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Relapsing Fever: An acute infection characterized by recurrent episodes of PYREXIA alternating with asymptomatic intervals of apparent recovery. This condition is caused by SPIROCHETES of the genus BORRELIA. It is transmitted by the BITES of either the body louse (PEDICULUS humanus corporis), for which humans are the reservoir, or by soft ticks of the genus ORNITHODOROS, for which rodents and other animals are the principal reservoirs.

Spirillum: A genus of gram-negative, curved and spiral-shaped bacteria found in stagnant, freshwater environments. These organisms are motile by bipolar tufts of flagella having a long wavelength and about one helical turn. Some species of Spirillum cause a form of RAT-BITE FEVER.