Difference between acute and chronic diseases


Differences between acute and chronic diseases:
Characteristics Acute diseases Chronic diseases
Definition 1. An acute disease is one in which a person recovers faster and it is of short duration.  A chronic disease is one in which recovery period is long.
Effectiveness 2. Effect of the diseases vanishes away as soon as it is cured. Effect is long-lasting for this type of diseases.
Symptoms 3. Symptoms of acute diseases are fairly intense but resolve in short period. Symptoms of chronic diseases are mild but they persist.
Cure 4. Cure of these diseases is fairly simple. Cure of these diseases is very difficult and sometimes impossible.
Example 5. example - influenza, strep throat. tuberculosis, cancer

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Acute conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma. Note that osteoporosis, a chronic condition, may cause a broken bone, an acute condition. An acute asthma attack occurs in the midst of the chronic disease of asthma. Acute conditions, such as a first asthma attack, may lead to a chronic syndrome if untreated.
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