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secondary disease

 [sek´un-der″e]
1. a morbid condition subsequent to or a consequence of another disease.
2. a condition due to introduction of incompatible, immunologically competent cells into a host rendered incapable of accepting them by heavy exposure to ionizing radiation.

sec·on·dar·y dis·ease

1. a disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event;
See also: graft versus host disease.
2. a wasting disorder that follows successful transplantation of bone marrow into a lethally irradiated host; frequently severe and usually associated with fever, anorexia, diarrhea, dermatitis, and desquamation.
See also: graft versus host disease.

sec·on·dar·y dis·ease

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē di-zēz')
1. A disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event.
2. A wasting disorder that follows successful transplantation of bone marrow into a lethally irradiated host; frequently severe and usually associated with fever, anorexia, diarrhea, dermatitis, and desquamation.
See also: graft-versus-host disease
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