Acute Disease

∞ generated and posted on 2023.05.20 ∞

Malady that comes on fast and, if cleared from the body, is cleared quickly.

Though we might think of 'acute', as in Acute Disease, as something that comes on fast and strong, really what is being referred to is a high level of intensity, even if it take a while to for the disease to get to that level: it's acute because it is a problem, now!

Most the infections we experience are acute ones, e.g., you are sick for a few days or a week or so and then you get better. That is, generally an infection, or non-infectious disease that lays us up for weeks or months we usually will not describe as acute, even if the symptoms are challenging.

Contrast acute disease with chronic disease.