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Question: self-limited diseases
- Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:08 pm
I would like to poll the medical and osteopathic physicians on board here, and ask what the term "self-limited disease" means to them. Does it mean any of the following?
A. a disease that generally will go away on its own and therefore generally does not require treatment.
B. a disease that generally will go away on its own but treatment may speed up the recovery.
C. a disease that is unaffected by treatment and may or may not go away on its own.
Thank you for your time!
John Hart, D.
|Dr. Russell M
- Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:43 pm
I would go for B. But I could be wrong. Do you know the right answer?
- Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:29 am
I don't know the correct answer. I also thought it was answer "B" but I've heard it defined differently from different sources.
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