I explain the differences between acute and chronic disease.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 7:37 pm ad1c9bdddf
It is similar to acute and chronic diseases in other fields of medicine. With a chronic illness you mean a condition with a protracted long time course. It may be eventually fatal but will in such a case not lead to a quick death. Often - but not exactly necessary for the name - it also means that though the course may be influenced by therapy it is anyway incurable. Outside oncology that is not necessarily the case. A ...
The differences between acute and chronic disease are contrasted.