Definitions for "Acute Illness"
A recent illness with rapid onset.
A serious illness such as a heart attack or stroke that develops rapidly with pronounced symptoms. The illness can be of short duration such as influenza.
a short sharp illness and a chronic illness is one that lasts a long time, sometimes coming and going
a signal telling you to pay attention
A serious condition, such as pneumonia, from which the body can fully recover with proper medical attention.
A disease or condition that comes on rapidly and severely, but that can–with proper treatment–be cured, such as pneumonia or a broken bone.