spontaneous remission


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spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.

spontaneous remission

1 the reversal of progress of disease without formal treatment.
2 the disappearance of symptoms of a mentally ill patient without formal treatment.

spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

(spon-tā'nē-us rē-mis'shŭn)
Disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.

spontaneous remission,

n phrase used by medical professionals to describe a patient's complete recovery that is inexplicable by medical means.
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Prechemotherapy PET-CT (Figure 1b) was performed, which showed no evidence of FDG-avid lymphadenopathy, suggesting complete spontaneous remission.
In general, approximately two-thirds of patients have spontaneous remissions (particularly those with Stage 1 chest radiographs), while 10 - 30% may have chronic or progressive disease.
As spontaneous remission of CSCC is rare and no other specific therapy was used, we presume the remission to have occurred as a result of the high-dose VAE injections.
In Anna's case her pregnancy appears to have been the trigger for her spontaneous remission.
14) Thus, although UA patients on a group level have a higher rate of spontaneous remission compared to patients with RA, the subgroup of UA patients that progress to RA have an equally severe course compared to the patients classified as RA earlier in the disease course.
The doctors said to go into spontaneous remission is very rare but it's not unique, and I'm not saying it won't come back but, for now, it's a huge weight off my mind.
My doctor at home says I must have experienced spontaneous remission," she adds with a smile.
2) Although its occurrence is not dependent upon the quantity of air in the pericardic cavity, spontaneous remission has been documented in the case of a small pneumopericardium.
But she battled one of the world's most rare form of cancers and subsequent hospital scans revealed the tumour had gone into spontaneous remission.
Apoplexy rarely results in spontaneous remission of symptoms in individuals with adenomas secreting hormones, including growth hormone (GH).
2) define a spontaneous remission as "The disappearance, complete or incomplete, of a disease or cancer without medical treatment that is considered adequate to produce the resulting disappearance of the disease symptom or tumor.

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