What Is A Iatrogenic Disease?

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The doctor’s negligence in diagnosing and managing drug reactions can lead to Iatrogenic disease, which is the result of diagnostic procedures on patients. With so many drugs being prescribed for one individual there is bound to be an adverse reaction somewhere along the line.

Iatrogenic disease is one of the most frequent causes of hospital admissions and poses an increasing public health problem. The common type, pharmacological iatrogenesis has been found to affect both the central nervous system (CNS) as well as peripheral nerves leading to neurological symptoms in patients that range from milder degrees all the way up through fatal outcomes depending on how much poison was given off by your doctor or nurse.

The clinical picture can vary widely between these two ends but no matter which case presents itself here at hand there should always be greater awareness surrounding this issue until people are better educated about preventing harm coming directly towards themselves. 

Types Of Iatrogenic Disease

Iatrogenic disease is any adverse medical condition that happens when a person’s illness or injury gets worse due to their care providers’ actions. They are divided into the following types:

  1. dose-related (Augmented),
  2. non-dose-related (Bizarre), 
  3. dose-related and time-related (Chronic), 
  4. time-related (Delayed), 
  5. withdrawal (End of use), 
  6. failure of therapy (Failure) 

Iatrogenic disease is an umbrella term that includes conditions caused by prescription medication or other medical treatments. These might be an intentional overdose, nonmedical intervention (surgery), unauthorized prescriptions, and environmental events such as falls which can lead to patient injury.

It is a type of unnatural phenomenon that can be caused by the use or misuse of drugs prescribed for you. It occurs when there’s an adverse reaction to these medicines, which may lead to more serious medical conditions like kidney failure and liver damage. Adverse events would then refer back to what causes this problem in the first place: drug toxicity; surgical errors (such as infections); unauthorized prescriptions are written without consent from your doctor. 

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