\bɹˈɪlz dɪzˈiːz], \bɹˈɪlz dɪzˈiːz], \b_ɹ_ˈɪ_l_z d_ɪ_z_ˈiː_z]\
Definitions of BRILLS DISEASE
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The classic form of typhus, caused by RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII, which is transmitted from man to man by the louse Pediculus humanus corporis. This disease is characterized by the sudden onset of intense headache, malaise, and generalized myalgia followed by the formation of a macular skin eruption and vascular and neurologic disturbances.
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