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Descriptor in English: Iatrogenic Disease
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermedad Iatrogénica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Doença Iatrogênica
Descriptor in French: Maladie iatrogène
Entry term(s): Condition, Hospital-Acquired
Conditions, Hospital-Acquired
Disease, Iatrogenic
Diseases, Iatrogenic
Hospital Acquired Condition
Hospital-Acquired Condition
Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Iatrogenic Diseases
Tree number(s): C23.550.291.875
Scope note: Any adverse condition in a patient occurring as the result of treatment by a physician, surgeon, or other health professional, especially infections acquired by a patient during the course of treatment.
Annotation: IM general only; coordinate NIM with specific iatrogenic disease (IM); article must discuss disease as iatrogenic: do not routinely use for adverse effects of drugs or procedures
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
PC prevention & control
VE veterinary
See also the descriptors: Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient MeSH
Medical Errors MeSH
DeCS UI: 7231
Descriptor UI: D007049
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/01
Iatrogenic Disease - Preferred
Concept UI M0010962
Scope note Any adverse condition in a patient occurring as the result of treatment by a physician, surgeon, or other health professional, especially infections acquired by a patient during the course of treatment.
Preferred term Iatrogenic Disease
Entry term(s) Condition, Hospital-Acquired
Conditions, Hospital-Acquired
Disease, Iatrogenic
Diseases, Iatrogenic
Hospital Acquired Condition
Hospital-Acquired Condition
Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Iatrogenic Diseases



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