- Sudden onset and rapidly intensifying (acute illness).
- Acute is the opposite of chronic. Sometimes, the words acute or chronic are added to the name of disease. The acute form of a disease is a rapidly developing form. Acute illnesses are generally completely cured with treatment or surgery, while chronic illnesses are generally incurable.
- It also indicates that the condition is serious (acute pain; sudden and sharp pain).
- It is also used to mean that treatment is required in a short period of time (acute patient, emergency patient).
- Angled, sharp corner.
- Acute Abdominal Pain: A clinical condition characterized by sudden onset of severe abdominal pain. It can be a surgical disease. Early diagnosis is required because emergency surgery may be necessary.
- Acute Appendicitis: It occurs when the lumen of the appendix is obstructed. If surgery (appendectomy) is not performed, it can perforate. There is also a controversial entity known as relapsing appendicitis, which is a chronic and recurrent condition.
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Acute Viral Hepatitis
- Acute Kidney Failure