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Insidious

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An insidious disease is any disease that comes on slowly, without obvious symptoms at first, so that the person is not aware of it developing.


Review Date: 4/30/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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