Acute Illness


An acute illness is an illness that happens sudeenly and runs a short course (short being days and weeks)

Examples of acute illnesses are:


The word acute and chronic are used often in the medical world, so it is good to understand the difference. Chronic illness is long term, the person could have been born with it, or develop it over time eg Rickets, Lupus, Ankylosing spondylitis....








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