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the return of symptoms after a remission.


(rē-kŭr'ĕns), Avoid the incorrect form reoccurrence.
1. A return of the symptoms, occurring as a phenomenon in the natural history of the disease, as seen in recurrent fever.
2. Synonym(s): relapse
3. Appearance of a genetic trait in a genetic relative of a proband.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]


/re·cur·rence/ (-ker´ens) the return of symptoms after a remission.recur´rent


Etymology: L, recurrere, to run back
the reappearance of a sign or symptom of a disease after a period of remission.


 Medtalk The return of Sx or of a tumor in the same site as the 1º tumor or in another location, after it had disappeared. See Extranodal recurrence, Implantation recurrence, Local recurrence, Marginal recurrence, Neurorecurrence, Regional recurrence, Transdiaphragmatic recurrence. Cf Remission.


1. A return of the symptoms in the course of a disease, following improvement or remission.
2. Synonym(s): relapse.
3. Appearance of a genetic trait in a relative of a proband.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]


The return of an active herpes infection following a period of latency.
Mentioned in: Cold Sore, Genital Herpes


1. Return of symptoms (recurrent fever).
2. Synonym(s): relapse.
[L. re-curro, to run back, recur]


n the reappearance of a sign or symptom of a disease after a period of remission.


the return of clinical signs soon after a remission.

recurrence risk
in genetics the probability of a particular defect occurring again if the type of mating which produced it is repeated.

Patient discussion about recurrence

Q. Is there any chances of breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy and to what extent? hi guys…..please clarify ……Is there any chances of breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy and to what extent?

A. Yes, there are chances of breast cancer recurrence. Every one out of 13 patient had a chance for it to recur within 10 years mostly at the same place. It can also spread to other parts even. Recurrence among the patients with breast removal is also found but its chances are very less and its risk reduces to below 80%.

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A review of registry data from 148 centers in the United States shows that patients who experience a recurrence of Barrett's after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are more likely to be older, to be nonwhite, and to have had larger areas of involvement treated and fewer treatment sessions than patients with no recurrence, said Dr.
Moreover, the method of surgical intervention--laparoscopy or laparotomy--does not appear to influence the rate of cyst recurrence, Erin Rogers reported at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
The data showed the recurrence rate was over five percent, the same rate an age-matched cohort would be expected to experience a first case of shingles.
Surprisingly, however, full responders to short-term treatment are no less likely to develop a recurrence than are partial or nonresponders, said John Curry, Ph.
She was diagnosed as having a recurrence of the chordoma following surgical pathway implantation.
We sought to determine if hormone receptor evaluation, HER2/neu assessment, mitotic count score, or any other factors that are part of the routine pathologic evaluation of all breast cancers could predict Oncotype DX assay Recurrence Score results in these cases.
Gestational diabetes: risk of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies.
This study in a dedicated breast unit shows low complication rates and low failure rates of recurrence.
A literature search of Medline and the Cochrane libraries found 15 articles on the rate of recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in HIV-positive women after excision of affected tissue and a margin of normal tissue.
Elucidating the role of reinfection in tuberculosis (TB) recurrence is important in the People's Republic of China because this country has the second highest incidence of TB in the world, an estimated rate in 2004 of 101 cases/100,000 persons/year (1).