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    CAMP FEVER
    This term was used for all of the continuing fevers experienced by the army. Typhoid Fever, Malarial Remittent Fever, and Typho-malarial Fever. The last named is a combination of elements from the first two diseases. This combination, Typho-malarial Fever, was the characteristic "camp fever" during the Civil War. Symptoms included - a pronounced chill followed by an intermittent fever, abdominal tenderness and nausea, general debility, diarrhea, retention of urine, and furring of the tongue.
    CARDITIS
    Inflammation of the heart.
    CATARRH
    Inflammation of the mucous membranes with increased flow of mucous.
    CONSUMPTION
    Tuberculosis (also called Phthisis).

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    DIPHTHERIA
    Acute bacterial illness characterized by sore throat and fever; serious and even fatal complications can occur.
    DROPSY
    Archaic word for edema; abnormal accumulation of fluid in cells, tissues, or cavities of the body.
    DYSENTERY
    Various intestinal diseases with inflammation of the bowels, abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhea.

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    ENDOCARDITIS
    Inflammation of the heart.
    ERYSIPELAS
    Acute inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by streptococcus bacteria; characterized by reddening and severe inflammation, can lead to pustules. Usually accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms.

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    FISTULA
    Forming an abnormal hollow passage from an abscess or cavity to the skin or an organ.

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                    RHEUMATIC FEVER
                    Infectious disease causing fever, pain, swelling of the joints, and inflammation of the valves of the heart.
                    RHEUMATISM
                    Chronic inflammation of the joints; also an obsolete term for rheumatic fever.
                    RUBEOLA
                    Measles.

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                    ST. VITAS DANCE
                    Disorder of the central nervous system characterized by involuntary jerky movements, usually follows an attack of rheumatic fever; now called Sydenham's Chorea.
                    SCORBUTIC ULCERS
                    Ulcers caused by scurvy.
                    SCROFULA
                    Tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands especially of the neck, characterized by the enlargement and degeneration of the glands.
                    SCURVY
                    A disease marked by debility, anemia, edema, and ulceration of the gums, due to a lack of Vitamin C.
                    SMALLPOX
                    An acute, eruptive, contagious disease caused by a virus and marked by an onset of chills, high fever, backache and headache. Skin eruptions appear in two to five days.
                    SYPHILIS
                    A venereal disease caused by a spirochete which consists of three phases. PRIMARY - Characterized by a hard chancre on the genitals; SECONDARY- Characterized by eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes and the generalized enlargement of the lymph nodes; TERTIARY - Characterized by the infection and disablement of bones, muscles, and nerve tissue.

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                    TUBERCULOSIS
                    Infectious disease causing tubercles in the lungs, characterized by fever, weakness, and emaciation.
                    TYPHOID FEVER
                    Acute infectious disease characterized by continued rising fever, physical and mental depression, rose-colored spots, loss of appetite, and dry mouth with furred tongue.
                    TYPHOID PNEUMONIA
                    Pneumonia as a complication of typhoid fever.
                    TYPHUS
                    A group of acute infectious diseases characterized by severe fever, chills, weakness, joint ache and headache. Similar to Typhoid Fever. See Camp Fever.

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