forme fruste


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forme fruste

, pl.

formes frustes

(fōrm frūst),
A partial, arrested, or inapparent form of disease.
[Fr. unfinished form]

forme fruste

[fôrm′ frYst′, fôrm′ fro̅o̅st′] pl. formes frustes
Etymology: Fr, rough form
1 an incomplete or atypical form of a disease or a disease that is spontaneously arrested before it has run its usual course.
2 (in genetics) an inherited disorder in which there is minimal expression of an abnormal trait.
An aborted, attenuated or atypical expression of a clinical entity or pathological condition

forme fruste

An aborted, attenuated, or atypical expression of a clinical entity or pathologic condition

forme fruste

, pl. formes frustes (fōrm frūst)
A partial, arrested, or inapparent form of disease.
[Fr. unfinished form]

forme fruste

, pl. formes frustes (fōrm frūst)
A partial, arrested, or inapparent form of disease. The plural pronunciation is the same as the singular.
[Fr. unfinished form]
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Rubella vaccine does cause very mild forme fruste rubella--particularly with arthralgia of small joints of the hands, more frequent in adolescents and adults, particularly female.
Since placental and foetal infections have been documented several times and since sufficiently large numbers have not been studied to show conclusively that such infection will not result in CRS, even as forme fruste, it is prudent to retain and respect the pregnancy-related contraindication of rubella vaccination.
1,3,11) Diagnosis can sometimes be confounded by a forme fruste presentation, in which the classic symptoms of hyperthermia and muscular rigidity may be absent or delayed in presentation.
The forme fruste presentation of this case makes it noteworthy.
10) More reports of similar findings and additional variants soon followed, suggesting that linear sebaceous nevus syndrome usually occurs as a forme fruste of the entire syndrome.
The AR in patients with the Marfan syndrome and forme fruste varieties of it is the result of severe dilatation of the sinus portion and proximal tubular portion of the aorta (35).
3) Rosenbach isolated it from a patient with localized skin lesions and coined the term erysipeloid, implying a forme fruste of erysipelas.