Skip to Content
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

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.