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case definition

Epidemiology A set of standard criteria for diagnosing a particular disease or health-related condition, by specifying clinical criteria and limitations on time, place, and person

case def·i·ni·tion

(kās def'i-nish'ŭn)
Established parameters that define a case in an outbreak investigation.
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Globally, the one-year prevalence of psoriasis varies with the differences in prevalence of psoriasis attributed to variations in environmental factors, genetic factors, and differences in the case definition used to diagnose psoriasis in epidemiology studies.
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A case definition was developed, and clinicians were urged to report new cases to CDC and state health departments.
It also includes distributing water jerry cans to areas hosting internally displaced persons, providing water testing kits to the water authority in Aden, training rapid response focal points on implementing WHO standard case definition and treatment for dengue fever and conducting a malaria entomological survey.
An example is the case definition of acute meningitis: <7 days of at least two of the four cardinal features (fever, confusion, headache and neck stiffness).
Bronni was admitted for medical care and, for three days, was nursed with full isolation precautions, as she met the case definition for suspected EVD.
To assist in case finding, the West Virginia Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) requests that healthcare providers, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities immediately report any persons fitting the following case definition to their local health department or DIDE at (304) 558-5358.
As of Monday 513 cases fitting the case definition had been identified in Kampala and in Wakiso and Mukono districts, the Health Ministry said in a statement, adding that two people have been killed and 11 other deaths are being investigated.
The second, more sensitive case definition required the appearance of only a single ambulatory medical encounter with a given ICD-9 code.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) drafted a committee of 16 experts at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs to try to develop a case definition for what's now called Gulf War illness in order to help standardize diagnosis, inclusion in research studies, and treatments.
In Montreal, physicians and laboratories are mandated to promptly report to the local public health department by phone or fax probable and laboratory-confirmed cases based on a standardized case definition.
We will soon make a teleconference with the WHO with regards to the updated case definition for the suspected cases.