Acute disease


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Acute disease one coming to a violent crisis, as opp. to Chronic
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acutus, pa.p. of acuĕre, to sharpen, from root ak, sharp.


In literature:

I am suffering from acute heart disease, which may terminate fatally at any moment.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The disease runs a chronic course, with occasional acute exacerbations.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Its acute suffering, its often sudden end, its contagiousness, all combine to make it the most dreaded of diseases.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
These diseases are either acute or chronic.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
In acute and chronic =skin-diseases=.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
A few cures have been recorded in which the disease supervened after some acute illness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Rinderpest, also known as cattle plague, is an acute, infectious disease of cattle, in which the digestive organs are mainly involved.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
More than this, as the doctor himself concludes, in another place, they prevent many acute diseases.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
In acute diseases, as fever, regard should be given to regularity in relieving the intestines of residuum.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The part is rarely the seat of acute disease.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson

In news:

Experimental and epidemiological studies show a positive association between coronary disease and various infections in different organs, both viral and bacterial and both acute and chronic.
Multiple simultaneous complications of acute otitis media in a child diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease: A case report.
2 Taubert Ka, Rowley Ah, Shulman St. Nationwide survey of Kawasaki disease and acute rheumatic fever.
Reported cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome rose sharply today in an interior province of northern China, heralding the possible spread of the disease through the country's vast, medically underserved hinterlands.
The newest new disease, SARS, for severe acute respiratory syndrome, is a case in point.
ACUTE rheumatic fever is a disease that most Americans have forgotten because it virtually disappeared from the United States a generation ago.
I serve on a board concerning Alzheimer's and am acutely aware of the dreaded effects of this disease.
Which of the following is the most common radiographic finding in the acute setting of this disease.
The potential risks of high- concentration oxygen therapy in acute exacerbations (AE) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were first reported more than 50 years ago.
Sickle cell disease , an inherited blood disorder , most commonly causes acute, severe, recurrent painful episodes due to blockage of blood vessels by sickled red blood cells.
Four new cases of acute respiratory infection by the "novel" coronavirus have been reported in the Middle East, as Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the Department of Health issued a warning to the public over the virus yesterday.
0The Michigan Department of Community Health has received a three-year $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support disease surveillance to monitor acute and viral hepatitis .
Underlying kidney disease and dehydration caused by fever, sepsis, gastrointestinal losses, diuretic medications, and other factors may raise the risk of acute renal failure.
Members practice in all areas of nephrology including hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, peritoneal dialysis, acute care, and transplantation.
Should people worry about SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), a new disease now spreading worldwide.

In science:

The acute phase duration is more likely to be of the order of one or two months or about 1% to 2% of the total disease duration.
How important is the acute phase in HIV epidemiology?
For example the length of any infection is geometrically distributed; however it might be that the probability of remaining infected when a disease is in its first month (an acute phase) is different to that in subsequent months (chronic phase).
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
The effect of a Babesia infection on the probabilities of contracting or recovering from one of the other diseases may depend on whether the Babesia infection is acute (in its first month) or chronic.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions