desert rheumatism(redirected from rheumatism)
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Related to rheumatism: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Muscular rheumatism
A nickname for coccidioidomycosis, an infection of the lungs and skin caused by inhaling a fungus commonly found in arid areas. She's been coughing nonstop since her trip to the desert—I hope she doesn't have desert rheumatism.
See also: desert