prodromal period


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pro·dro·mal pe·ri·od

the time during which a disease process has begun but is not yet clinically manifest.

pro·dro·mal pe·ri·od

(prō-drōmăl pērē-ŏd)
Time during which a disease process has begun but is not yet clinically manifest.
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10) As in the above case involving a 22-year-old woman, it often occurs after a prodromal period of bloody diarrhea caused by Shiga toxin from E.
It is important to note that in this model, serum viral titers peak at day four after infection, indicating that BCX4430 has the potential to be an effective therapeutic when administered as pre-exposure prophylaxis; as post-exposure prophylaxis during the virus incubation period; and as a treatment during the prodromal period and symptomatic disease.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: During the acute prodromal period the radiographic presentation may be entirely normal.
A report from Argentina showed that cases due to secondary transmission occurred mostly in non-healthcare workers after prolonged close contact in the prodromal period (10).
Yet the main rationale for more aggressive intervention in the prodromal period is to prevent the emergence of chronic and disabling symptoms in the first place, Dr.
Quick contact tracing would be even more essential if substantial transmission would take place during the prodromal period of infection as is assumed by some authors (11,12).
Here's how it works: A patient experiencing sudden circulatory arrest due to ventricular fibrillation or other causes typically has a 20-to 30-second prodromal period prior to loss of consciousness.
The most well-known clinical presentation of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) starts with an influenzalike stage, with high fever, myalgia, asthenia, and after a prodromal period of 2 to 7 days, dyspnea, respiratory failure, and hemodynamic instability.
Allowing up to 3 days for the prodromal period (Figure 2) leaves an average of 16 days in the overtly symptomatic period in which a patient can infect others.