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Sequela

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What is Sequela?

Sequela is a word that means “the aftermath of a disease.”

The word comes from the Latin sequi, which means “to follow.” The definition of sequela has changed over time as medical science has advanced, but it’s still used to describe the aftereffects of an illness. It can also be used to describe the aftereffects of other things like an injury or surgery.

The word can be used to describe the symptoms of an illness that continue after the original illness has been cured. For example, if you have chickenpox and then get shingles as a sequela, you would still have the chickenpox virus in your body even though it’s not active anymore.

Examples of Sequela

It’s used to describe the symptoms and effects of an illness that are still present after the patient has recovered.

  • If you had the flu, your fever would go away when you recovered from it. But you might still be tired or have a sore throat as a sequela of your flu.
  • If you broke your leg, the pain and swelling would go away when it healed, but you could still have pain or weakness in your leg as a sequela of the fracture.
  • If you get into a car accident and injure your leg, there may be long-term effects that are noticeable for years or even decades after the initial injury.
  • If you tore your meniscus—the cartilage between your kneecap and shinbone—in the accident, you could develop arthritis in your knee later in life.
  • If you have diabetes, for example, and then suffer a stroke, you have both diabetes and a stroke. The stroke is the sequela and the diabetes is the initial illness.

What are the types of Sequela?

There are three different types of sequela:

There are several types of sequela:

  • Early sequelae are problems that happen soon after getting sick. They can include things like diarrhea and chills, but they don’t last long.
  • Late sequelae are problems that happen later on because of the disease, but not because of the treatment for the disease. They can include things like heart disease or arthritis.
  • Late effects, which occur after the first two years after healing from an illness or injury.
  • Long term effects, which start more than two years after healing from an illness or injury.
  • Secondary effects, which are caused by other diseases or injuries.
  • Tertiary effects, which occur when the original illness or injury has been treated for a long time, but there’s still something wrong that needs to be fixed.

Vestibular

These symptoms affect your senses, including hearing and sight. For example, you might experience vertigo after being hit in the head by a baseball or even just watching a movie with a lot of action scenes.

Neurological

These symptoms affect your brain and nervous system. You might have trouble processing information after being hit in the head by a baseball or even just watching too much television!

Psychological

These symptoms are often related to your mental health and emotional state. They may include depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What are the causes of Sequela?

There are many different causes of Sequela. It can be caused by a disease, an injury, or even from surgery. The most common cause is from an injury to the spine, which can cause paralysis and deformity.

Other causes include strokes, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions such as spina bifida.

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What is sequela treatment?

Sequela treatment is a term used to describe the treatment of a condition that has been caused by another condition, or is related to another condition. It’s often used when talking about mental health conditions, and in fact, it’s the official name for a mental health problem that occurs as a result of another mental health problem.

For example: If a person has depression and then experiences post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the depression, then they have sequela PTSD.

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