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See also: co-morbidity
comorbidity (plural comorbidities)
- (medicine, uncountable) The presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder.
- Extensive comorbidity is the hallmark of immunodeficiencies.
- 2006, Ruth Gross-Isseroff, Abraham Weizman, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Comorbidity:
- The reported comorbidity between categorical personality disorders and OCD ranges between 33 and 87 percent (Bejerot et al, 1998).
- (medicine, countable) A disease thus coexisting.
- Coronary artery disease is often a comorbidity of diabetes mellitus.
- 2020 October 2, “Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Upends Campaign in Final Stretch”, in New York Times:
- Yet in private conversations, members of his staff were also candid that the president has comorbidities that could make him more susceptible to a severe bout of the virus.
- (medicine, uncountable) The effect of such additional disorders or diseases.
presence of one or more disorders
disease thus coexisting