What does the word relapse mean?
The return of a disease, during, or shortly after, convalescence. The French use Rechute in this sense; and Recidive( Morbus recidivus) for the sense; and return of a complaint, at a greater or less period after the complete recovery of health. The terms Relapsing fever, Short fever, Fiveday fever. Seven-day fever, Bilious Remittent fever. Remitting Icteric fever, and Mild Yellow fever, ( F.) Fievre a rechute, have been given to a form of continued fever, which has occasionally appeared epidemically, as in Edinburgh, in 1843 and 1847, and was generally attended with icteric symptoms. The main phenomena disappeared at about the end of a week; but in many cases a relapse occurred about the end of a fortnight. Pew died of the affection.
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