intercurrent disease

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pertaining to a process that occurs during the course of some other event.
intercurrent disease a disease occurring during the course of another disease with which it has no connection.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·cur·rent dis·ease

a new disease occurring during the course of another disease, not related to the primary disease process.
See also: intercurrent.
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