spontaneous remission

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spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.
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spon·ta·ne·ous re·mis·sion

(spon-tā'nē-us rē-mis'shŭn)
Disappearance of symptoms without formal treatment.
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Spontaneous remission in patients with essential blepharospasm and Meige syndrome.
Fifteen patients had an apparently spontaneous remission. There were no significant differences between patients who presented spontaneous remission and those who did not remit or only remitted after immunosuppressive therapy concerning recipient age (47.6 [+ or -] 14.7 versus 50.4 [+ or -] 12.4 years old, p=0.514); donor source (living) (60 versus 65.4%, p=0.749); time since KT at diagnosis (36.8 [+ or -] 38.7 versus 62.9 [+ or -] 56 months, p=0.118); serum creatinine (1.7 [+ or -] 0.8 versus 1.8 [+ or -] 1.5 mg/dL, p=0.835); proteinuria (3.5 [+ or -] 4.4 versus 2.9 [+ or -] 2.6 g, p=0.613); posttransplant MN category (recurrence) (48.4 versus 20%, p=0.152); or maintenance immunosuppression with mycophenolate (34.6 versus 33.3%,
Hall, "Spontaneous remission of primary hyperparathyroidism from parathyroid apoplexy," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Alan Potts from the University of Washington summed up a literature review on spontaneous remission:
The clinical course of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) is heterogeneous, from the spontaneous remission of proteinuria to end-stage renal disease,[sup][2],[3] and the response to immunosuppressants is also variable.[sup][4],[5] The heterogeneity of iMN may lead to difficulties in clinical management, including whether immunosuppressants need to be used and when the treatment should be initiated.
Several cases of spontaneous remission have occurred, and "watchful waiting" is now a standard protocol for this type of leukemia.
TABLE Types of pityriasis rubra pilaris (1,4) Type Population Typical course 1 Adult Spontaneous remission within 3 years II Adult Chronic course III Pediatric Spontaneous remission within 1 year IV Pediatric Relapsing and remitting V Pediatric Chronic course VI HIV-infected Variable course HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.
Spontaneous remission (SR) of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a very rare clinical phenomenon that was first described in 1878 by Eisenlohr [1].
Hirsch, "Spontaneous remission of a diffuse brainstem lesion in a neonate," Pediatric Radiology, vol.
* Psychological support is usually indicated and may assist in spontaneous remission of the convergence spasms.
The mass may remain the same size or enlarge slowly, but spontaneous remission is very rare.
Primary cutaneous ALCL may go into spontaneous remission. However this is inevitably followed by a relapse.

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