constitutional symptom


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con·sti·tu·tion·al symp·tom

a symptom indicating a systemic effect of a disease; for example, weight loss.

constitutional symptom

a symptom that affects the general well-being or general status of a patient. Examples include weight loss, shaking, chills, fever, and vomiting.

con·sti·tu·tion·al symp·tom

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl simp'tŏm)
A symptom indicating a systemic effect of a disease; e.g., weight loss.

con·sti·tu·tion·al symp·tom

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl simp'tŏm)
Symptom indicating a systemic effect of a disease; e.g., weight loss.
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Other forms of syphilis can be severe, like lues maligna, a rare type of secondary syphilis with severe ulcerations or rupioid lesions, with severe constitutional symptoms.
The constitutional symptoms were present in few cases, in the form of discharging sinus and abscess formation in 6 pediatric patients.
Interestingly, our patient had constitutional symptoms including complex myalgias and arthralgias (with notable exception of the knee).
Beside renal involvement (100%), constitutional symptoms were present in majority of patients (91.
The review of systems was negative for fever, night sweats, chills, myalgias, weight loss or other constitutional symptoms.
Of these, eight of the women detected the mass themselves, one observed bloody nipple discharge associated with constitutional symptoms, and another experienced severe constitutional symptoms associated with disseminated malignancy.
Fragments of the tumour may also embolise causing systemic constitutional symptoms such as fever and arthralgia.
Clinically, TB patients were more likely to report constitutional symptoms (56 [70%] vs.
Modern-day treatment aims to prevent irreversible organ damage and alleviate exacerbations of mucocutaneous, joint and constitutional symptoms that can significantly impair the patient's quality of life.
The spectrum of symptoms seen in abdominal TB range from insidious nonspecific complaints that may be mistaken for the constitutional symptoms of HIV infection, to an acute abdomen.
The edema was gradually progressive and not associated with any constitutional symptoms.
The kidney transplant group was further divided into those with constitutional symptoms (such as fever, decreased appetite, malaise) (n = 29) and those with no such symptoms (n = 14).

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