Exacerbation

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An exacerbation, in medicine, is the worsening of a disease or an increase in its symptoms.[1] Examples includes an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (29th ed.). 2000. p. 630. ISBN 0721662544.