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Rat-bite fever

Disease definition

Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a systemic bacterial zoonosis occurring in individuals that have been bitten or scratched by Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus-infected rats and characterized by high fever, a rash on the extremities, and arthralgia.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A25.0  A25.1  A25.9
  • ICD-11: 1B90
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0034686
  • MeSH: D011906
  • GARD: 9557
  • MedDRA: 10037904
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