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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There are four major stages of a disease - the incubation period, the prodromal period, the recognisable disease and the stage of repair and complications.
After a prodromal period of 7-10 days, unilateral or bilateral follicular conjunctivitis develops; within 2-4 days after onset of conjunctivitis, diffuse epithelial keratitis appears, followed by focal epithelial keratitis.
Amlexanox is a drug that has been studied in the last few years and has been found to be effective in the prodromal period and as a short-term effect.
The potential for a prodromal period was examined in the 5 years pre-index date, and outcomes of interest were number of physician and hospital encounters per ICD-10 chapter, number of physician encounters per physician specialty, and percentage of people with one or more filled prescription per drug class.
The timing of medical interventions should be moved up to the prodromal period, mild cognitive impairment stage or earlier.
* Hallucinations are present in the absence of a prodromal period of functional decline or negative symptoms, making a primary psychotic disorder less likely.
In Stevens Johnson syndrome and TEN, cutaneous and mucosal involvement occur following the prodromal period during which nonspecific complaints are observed (2, 7).
This paper presents two cases of herpes zoster ophthalmicus whose headaches in the prodromal period mimicked the SUNCT syndrome and who were diagnosed with the presentation of vesicular desquamation.
One promising therapy for patients early in the course of psychosis is "cognitive remediation"a psychological treatment to improve thinking skills, that may be especially helpful during the prodromal period. Another paper highlights emerging treatment and preventive approaches.
There is usually a viral prodromal period exemplified by myalgia, thyroid or neck tenderness, fever, a sore throat, and dysphagia or, alternatively, only low-grade fever with poorly characterized anterior neck pain.
Also, this period of the onset of the disorder is very difficult to be determined considering that there are also premorbid personality traits and a vague and uncharacteristic prodromal period, which are evaluated in retrospect after a psychotic episode.