Intercurrent disease
A disease that intervenes during the course of another disease. A patient with AIDS may develop an intercurrent bout of pneumonia.

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a disease occurring during the course of another disease with which it has no connection.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Intercurrent — In ter*cur rent, a. [L. intercurrens, p. pr. of intercurrere: cf. F. intercurrent. See {Intercur}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Running between or among; intervening. Boyle. Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) (a) Not belonging to any particular season. (b) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intercurrent — [in΄tərkʉr′ənt] adj. [L intercurrens, prp. of intercurrere: see INTER & CURRENT] 1. running between; intervening 2. occurring during another disease and modifying it intercurrently adv …   English World dictionary

  • intercurrent — Intervening; said of a disease attacking a person already ill of another malady. [inter + L. curro, pr. p. currens ( ent ), to run] * * * in·ter·cur·rent .int ər kər ənt, kə rənt adj occurring during and modifying the course of another disease… …   Medical dictionary

  • intercurrent — adjective Etymology: Latin intercurrent , intercurrens, present participle of intercurrere Date: 1611 occurring during and modifying the course of another disease < an intercurrent infection > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intercurrent — intercurrence, n. intercurrently, adv. /in teuhr kerr euhnt, kur /, adj. 1. intervening, as of time or events. 2. Pathol. (of a disease) occurring while another disease is in progress. [1605 15; < L intercurrent (s. of intercurrens) prp. of… …   Universalium

  • intercurrent — in•ter•cur•rent [[t]ˌɪn tərˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr [/t]] adj. pat (of a disease) occurring while another disease is in progress • Etymology: 1605–15; < L intercurrent , s. of intercurrēns, prp. of intercurrere to run between …   From formal English to slang

  • intercurrent — adjective 1》 Medicine (of a disease) occurring during the progress of another. 2》 rare intervening. Origin C17: from L. intercurrent , intercurrere intervene …   English new terms dictionary

  • intercurrent — adj. 1 (of a time or event) intervening. 2 Med. a (of a disease) occurring during the progress of another. b recurring at intervals. Derivatives: intercurrence n. Etymology: L intercurrere intercurrent (as INTERCOURSE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • intercurrent — /ɪntəˈkʌrənt/ (say intuh kuruhnt) adjective 1. intervening, as of time or events. 2. Pathology (of a disease) occurring while another disease is in progress. {Latin intercurrens, present participle, running between, intervening} –intercurrence,… …   Australian English dictionary

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