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 for Cholera infantum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cholera \Chol"er*a\, n. [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.]
     (Med.)
     One of several diseases affecting the digestive and
     intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the
     one commonly called Asiatic cholera.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Asiatic cholera, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease,
        originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more
        filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or
        specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized
        by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps,
        pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a
        state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of
        reaction of fever.
  
     Cholera bacillus. See Comma bacillus.
  
     Cholera infantum, a dangerous summer disease, of infants,
        caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and
        especially fatal in large cities.
  
     Cholera morbus, a disease characterized by vomiting and
        purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by
        imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
  
     Chicken cholera. See under Chicken.
  
     Hog cholera. See under Hog.
  
     Sporadic cholera, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic
        cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely
        becoming epidemic.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cholera infantum
      n 1: often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children;
           not true cholera but having similar symptoms

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