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Medical Term:

secondary disease


  1. a disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event;
  2. a wasting disorder that follows successful transplantation of bone marrow into a lethally irradiated host; frequently severe and usually associated with fever, anorexia, diarrhea, dermatitis, and desquamation.

See Also: graft versus host disease

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