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Weil's disease

n :  a leptospirosis that is characterized by chills, fever, muscle pain, and hepatitis manifested by more or less severe jaundice and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. interrogans serotype icterohaemorrhagiae) - called also leptospiral jaundice 
 
Weil, Adolf (1848-1916),
German physician. Weil held professorships in Berlin and later in Tartu, Estonia. In 1886 he published a classic description of a type of leptospirosis characterized by jaundice, nephritis, muscular pain, fever, and enlargement of the spleen and liver. The disease had been described originally by an English physician some 23 years before.
 
   

 
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