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Chronic Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chronic Disease
Tree Number(s)
C23.550.291.500
Unique ID
D002908
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002908
Annotation
IM general only; usually NIM with specific disease IM
Scope Note
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed). For epidemiological studies chronic disease often includes HEART DISEASES; STROKE; CANCER; and diabetes (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 2).
Entry Version
CHRONIC DIS
Entry Term(s)
Chronic Condition
Chronic Illness
Chronically Ill
See Also
Pain Management
Persistent Infection
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/03/12
Chronic Disease Preferred
Chronic Condition Related
Chronically Ill Related
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