systemic disease

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pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
systemic disease one affecting a number of tissues that perform a common function.
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systemic disease

A generalized disease rather than a localized or focal one.
See also: disease
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sys·tem·ic dis·ease

(sis-temik di-zēz)
Conditionor disorder that affects the whole body or involves many organs (i.e. diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus).
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The author notes that clinical information can help distinguish cases of residual acute hepatitis or mild chronic hepatitis from those biopsies with nonspecific reactive changes in systemic diseases. Overall this clinical and histologic summary recalls the diagnosis of nonspecific reactive hepatitis described in other texts, with the exception that the word hepatitis is not used because not all of these cases have the inflammation required for a diagnosis of hepatitis.
This study was undertaken with an aim to verify the prevalence of systemic diseases among the patients of Sir Syed Dental Hospital, to provide feedback to the patients so that they can seek a physician accordingly if the treatment is required and also to understand the preventive strategies that should be undertaken in the control of a disease which can lead to serious consequences.
This patient's recent weight loss was concerning for underlying systemic disease, so a laboratory work-up including complete blood count, serum protein electrophoresis, cold agglutinins, antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, and cryoglobulins was performed.
All adults over age 60 should undergo a baseline eye screening to check for any ocular problems and, potentially, identify any early signs of systemic diseases, Dr.
Further applications such as nerve repair for systemic disease and traumatic injuries, which markets the company believes are underserved, are in the initial stages of development.
Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease, and people with diseased coronary arteries often have fatty plaques in other arteries as well.
8,277,782 B2; Procter & Gamble has been awarded patent coverage for a topical oral care composition for controlling oral cavity bacterial infection and reducing risk of developing an oral bacteria-induced systemic disease in humans and other animal subjects.
A computerized tomography scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis did not demonstrate any signs of systemic disease.
Stone et al., [5] reported a case of IgG4-related systemic disease associated with a dissection in the ascending aorta and stated that features of IgG4-related systemic disease detected in the aortic surgery could be mistaken for features of a number of rheumatic disorders, such as giant cell arteritis and isolated aortitis or some malignancies, for example lymphoproliferative diseases, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.
A work-up for underlying causes should be carried out only in patients with multiple recurrences, as most cases of episcleritis are not associated with underlying systemic disease. Topical or systemic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed for pain relief in a few patients.
* When evaluating patients with suspected cutaneous lupus erythematosus, use multiple criteria--including histologic and immunofluorescent biopsy findings and American College of Rheumatology criteria--to rule out systemic disease. (C)

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