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Descriptor in English: Critical Illness
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermedad Crítica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Estado Terminal
Descriptor in French: Maladie grave
Entry term(s): Critical Illnesses
Critically Ill
Illness, Critical
Illnesses, Critical
Tree number(s): C23.550.291.625
Scope note: A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Annotation: IM GEN only; do not index with specific dis of critically ill patient unless particularly discussed & then NIM with no qualif; /ther: consider also CRITICAL CARE
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
EP epidemiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
TH therapy
History Note: 92
DeCS UI: 30170
Descriptor UI: D016638
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/24
Revision Date: 1999/11/08
Critical Illness - Preferred
Concept UI M0025358
Scope note A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Preferred term Critical Illness
Entry term(s) Critical Illnesses
Critically Ill
Illness, Critical
Illnesses, Critical



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