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Descriptor English: Environmental Illness
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedades Ambientales
Descriptor enfermedad ambiental
Entry term(s) enfermedades relacionadas con el ambiente
hipersensibilidad ambiental
hipersensibilidad medioambiental
Scope note: Afección polisintomática que los ecologistas clínicos creen que se debe a la desregulación inmune producida por alimentos, alérgenos y productos químicos comunes que producen diversos trastornos físicos y mentales. La comunidad médica ha permanecido en gran medida escéptica acerca de la existencia de esta "enfermedad", debido a la plétora de síntomas que se atribuyen a las enfermedades medioambientales, a la falta de alteraciones analíticas reproducibles y al uso de tratamientos no comprobados para tratar a esta afección. (Traducción libre: Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Descriptor Portuguese: Doença Ambiental
Descriptor French: Maladie environnementale
Entry term(s): Environmental Hypersensitivities
Environmental Hypersensitivity
Environmental Illnesses
Hypersensitivities, Environmental
Hypersensitivity, Environmental
Illness, Environmental
Illnesses, Environmental
Tree number(s): C20.543.312
C21.223
SP4.012.050
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018876
Scope note: A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with specific disease or source of illness; not for diseases caused by environmental pollution: index under specific disease and ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION or specific environmental pollutant
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
Entry Version: ENVIR ILLNESS
DeCS ID: 32759
Unique ID: D018876
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/05/19
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Environmental Illness - Preferred
Concept UI M0028231
Scope note A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Preferred term Environmental Illness
Entry term(s) Environmental Hypersensitivities
Environmental Hypersensitivity
Environmental Illnesses
Hypersensitivities, Environmental
Hypersensitivity, Environmental
Illness, Environmental
Illnesses, Environmental



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