To occur again; to return. For example, a symptom, sign, or disease can recur.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission. The reappearance of cancer cells at the same site or in another location is a form of recurrence.
- Recurrence risk
The chance that a disease will strike again. In medical genetics, the chance that an inherited disease that is present in a family will recur in that family, affecting another person or persons.
Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that has returned after an intermission, a recrudescent fever.
- Recurrent abortion
The occurrence of 3 or more miscarriages (which are medically termed “spontaneous abortions”) with no intervening pregnancies. Recurrent abortion (or, as it is sometimes called, habitual abortion) is a form of infertility. It may be due to chromosome abnormalities.
- Recurrent aural vertigo
A condition, also known as Meniere’s disease, with recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. Symptoms include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of hearing (in the affected ear), and abnormal eye movements. Meniere’s syndrome or disease is due to dysfunction of the semi-circular canals (endolymphatic sac) in the inner ear. The […]