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Absolute ContraindicationA reason for not performing a particular diagnostic or therapeutic procedure which is so compelling that performing the procedure would constitute malpractice.
Examples Exploratory surgery in a patient with terminal cancer, giving aspirin to a child with a viral infection (risk of Reye syndrome)
absolute contraindicationDecision-making A reason for not performing a particular therapeutic intervention which is so compelling or carries such a grave risk that its performance would be reasonably regarded as constituting malpractice. See Contraindication, Patient selection.
A contraindication for which a proposed treatment or intervention is impossible; an unqualified contraindication.
See also: contraindication