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the Experience of Chronic Illness in Childhood
The experience of chronic illness in childhood
Defining Chronic Illness

The definition of chronic illness is not as simple as it may at first appear. In Chapter 6, we considered the characteristics of acute illness, and in this chapter, I contrast these characteristics with those of chronic illness, as highlighted in Table 7.1.

The overriding characteristic that distinguishes acute from chronic illness is the time course of symptoms. Chronic illness is usually characterized by ...

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