Acute disease

acute disease

A disease or disorder that lasts a short time, comes on rapidly, and is accompanied by distinct symptoms. (Compare chronic disease.)
Historical Examples

In strong minds, despair is an acute disease; the prelude to great exertion.
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

But it is only a fortnight, and there seems to be no acute disease.
A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2 Mrs. Harry Coghill

The first that died was a Sanskar, but that was pure chance—he died some days after we marched out of Leh, of acute disease.
Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) Sven Hedin

I seldom had a case of acute disease, without suspecting their influence.
Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders William A. Alcott

Chronic induration of the tongue sometimes remains unilateral, although the acute disease has not been unilateral.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

It may occur as a result of some acute disease, or at an unusually early age, without any such cause.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

During three and a half years there have been but two cases of acute disease of the chest within six miles of my office.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, August 1887 Various

My experience is, that acute disease is more readily cured without it, and chronic diseases much more manageable.
Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why Martha M. Allen

Unless complicated with some acute disease of a specific character, there is not much, if any, constitutional disturbance.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

Some of these Germs seem to have a short life and rapid development, and then we have acute disease.
Addresses & Papers / Collectanea Peter Eade


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