BERNARD P. WOLFF
This report comprises 134 cases of relapsing fever of the Asiatic type. Relapsing fever is a spirochetal infection characterized by one or more attacks of fever beginning and ending abruptly and separated by an afebrile period of varying duration.
The disease is prevalent in many parts of the world and assumes the form of a virulent epidemic in famine stricken, debilitated populations. The causative organism is a spirochete of the genus Spirochaeta (Borrelia) and transmission is by infected lice or ticks. The spirochetes of relapsing fever have been separated by agglutination and other reactions into two groups—S. recurrentis (louse-borne), and
WOLFF BP. ASIATIC RELAPSING FEVER; REPORT OF 134 CASES TREATED WITH MAPHARSEN1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:203–216. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-203
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(2):203-216.
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