Definition of sequela in English:


Line breaks: se|quela
Pronunciation: /sɪˈkwiːlə

noun (plural sequelae /-liː/)

(usually sequelae) Medicine
  • A condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury: the long-term sequelae of infection
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    • Aggressive treatment of suspected pelvic inflammatory disease reduces late sequelae.
    • But depressive syndromes sometimes occur as sequelae to physical illness such as viral infection and may overlap with fatigue syndromes.
    • The procedure was uneventful, and the patient has fully recovered without tricuspid valvular dysfunction or other sequelae.


late 18th century: from Latin, from sequi 'follow'.

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