Type name: MedicalCondition

Extends MedicalEntity

Name Type Description
associatedAnatomy AnatomicalStructure, AnatomicalSystem or SuperficialAnatomy The anatomy of the underlying organ system or structures associated with this entity.
cause MedicalCause An underlying cause. More specifically, one of the causative agent(s) that are most directly responsible for the pathophysiologic process that eventually results in the occurrence.
differentialDiagnosis DDxElement One of a set of differential diagnoses for the condition. Specifically, a closely-related or competing diagnosis typically considered later in the cognitive process whereby this medical condition is distinguished from others most likely responsible for a similar collection of signs and symptoms to reach the most parsimonious diagnosis or diagnoses in a patient.
epidemiology Text The characteristics of associated patients, such as age, gender, race etc.
expectedPrognosis Text The likely outcome in either the short term or long term of the medical condition.
naturalProgression Text The expected progression of the condition if it is not treated and allowed to progress naturally.
pathophysiology Text Changes in the normal mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions that are associated with this activity or condition.
possibleComplication Text A possible unexpected and unfavorable evolution of a medical condition. Complications may include worsening of the signs or symptoms of the disease, extension of the condition to other organ systems, etc.
possibleTreatment MedicalTherapy A possible treatment to address this condition, sign or symptom.
primaryPrevention MedicalTherapy A preventative therapy used to prevent an initial occurrence of the medical condition, such as vaccination.
riskFactor MedicalRiskFactor A modifiable or non-modifiable factor that increases the risk of a patient contracting this condition, e.g. age, coexisting condition.
secondaryPrevention MedicalTherapy A preventative therapy used to prevent reoccurrence of the medical condition after an initial episode of the condition.
signOrSymptom MedicalSignOrSymptom A sign or symptom of this condition. Signs are objective or physically observable manifestations of the medical condition while symptoms are the subjective experience of the medical condition.
stage MedicalConditionStage The stage of the condition, if applicable.
subtype Text A more specific type of the condition, where applicable, for example 'Type 1 Diabetes', 'Type 2 Diabetes', or 'Gestational Diabetes' for Diabetes.
typicalTest MedicalTest A medical test typically performed given this condition.