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What is the difference between infectious disease and chronic disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: See below

An infectious disease is a disease caused by a biological agent such as a virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoa or parasite.
A chronic disease is a disease that has persisted for a prolonged time such as kidney failure on dialysis, diabetes, COPD

In brief: See below

An infectious disease is a disease caused by a biological agent such as a virus, bacteria, fungus, protozoa or parasite.
A chronic disease is a disease that has persisted for a prolonged time such as kidney failure on dialysis, diabetes, COPD
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Infectious disease

Unrelated terms. Infectious disease is a disease that is affecting the body as a result of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
It could be an acute or a chronic one. Acute means a sudden onset usually within a few hours to days. Chronic usually refers to more than three weeks. This may be an infectious disease or otherwise, like acute heart attack or chronic anemia.

In brief: Infectious disease

Unrelated terms. Infectious disease is a disease that is affecting the body as a result of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
It could be an acute or a chronic one. Acute means a sudden onset usually within a few hours to days. Chronic usually refers to more than three weeks. This may be an infectious disease or otherwise, like acute heart attack or chronic anemia.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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