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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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.
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.
A new staging system for inhalation anthrax was proposed that divides the prodromal period into early and intermediate progressive stages (10).
TEN presents with a prodromal period mimicking an upper respiratory tract infection, followed by poorly defined erythematous macules or diffuse ill-defined erythema.
05), yet they did not differ significantly in duration of the prodromal period.
Silent thyroiditis constituting approximately 1% all of thyroiditis cases (1) is distinguished from postpartum thyroiditis by the absence of postpartum period (2), and from subacute thyroiditis by the absence of a viral prodromal period and pain or tenderness in physical examination (3).
For Canon John Hill, a retired priest in Toronto, Lent is a prodromal period of confession, admission and rededication leading up to the crucifixion.