Definition of Italian disease

Italian disease: Syphilis. Depending upon someone's thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the French, Spanish, German and Polish disease.


Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Search MedTerms:


Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!