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Subclinical disease

subclinical disease

An illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection. A subclinical disease has no recognizable clinical findings. As distinct from a clinical disease which has clinical signs and symptoms that can be recognised. Many diseases are subclinical before surfacing as clinical diseases. For examples: diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis.


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Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

All viruses can cause a "disease" in some way. They are parasites and thus by definition harmful to their ... many human viruses are so specialized to infect humans that they cause mild and subclinical infections that normally go unnoticed - there is no real use for most viruses ...

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by biohazard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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