acute disease

(noun) A disease or condition that has a rapid onset and/or short duration, presenting with distinct symptoms; a return to preonset condition is likely.

Example: Infection, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

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How to Cite the Definition of Acute Disease

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acute disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

acute disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “acute disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“acute disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/acute-disease/>.