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crisis

Pathol a sudden change, for better or worse, in the course of a disease

Crisis

 

a sharp turning point in the course of a disease that is accompanied by a drop in elevated body temperature and improvement in the patient’s condition.

A crisis usually occurs in acute-onset diseases with a rapid rise in temperature (croupous inflammation of the lungs, malaria, relapsing fever, and so forth). A crisis is associated with profuse sweating, marked weakness, and sometimes a temporary slowing of cardiac activity. A crisis is the opposite of a gradual subsidence of a pathological process and lowering in temperature called lysis. A crisis is to be distinguished from a pseudocrisis, in which there is only a temporary lowering of temperature and improvement in the patient’s condition. A critical drop in temperature may also occur as a result of removal of the suppurative focus from the patient’s body or administration of powerful antimicrobial agents.

crisis

[′krī·səs]
(medicine)
The turning point in the course of a disease.
(psychology)
The psychological events associated with a specific stage of life, as an identity crisis or developmental crisis.
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As mentioned in results, the highest peak of fava beans induced hemolytic crisis was observed in spring and mostly in April and May that is in line with other studies.
G6PD-deficient patients or their parents/care-givers must be counseled about avoiding trigger factors, early treatment of infections and vaccination of preventable diseases, in order to minimize hemolytic crisis and to improve the quality of life.
Her clinical deterioration in oxygenation and radiographic progression in the setting of a hemolytic crisis was consistent with acute chest syndrome; influenza was the likely contributory factor.