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Descriptor English:   Environmental Illness 
Descriptor Spanish:   Enfermedades Ambientales 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Doença Ambiental 
Synonyms English:   Environmental Hypersensitivities
Environmental Hypersensitivity
Environmental Illnesses
Hypersensitivities, Environmental
Hypersensitivity, Environmental
Illness, Environmental
Illnesses, Environmental  
Tree Number:   C20.543.312
Definition English:   A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992) 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; coord IM with specific disease (IM) or source of illness (IM); also available are MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY; PERSIAN GULF SYNDROME & SICK BUILDING SYNDROME; not for diseases caused by environmental pollution: index under specific dis (IM) + ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (IM) or specific envir pollut (IM)
History Note English:   96 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   32759 
Unique Identifier:   D018876 

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