Sistémico(a)

Definición

Significa que afecta al cuerpo entero, en lugar de una sola parte o un solo órgano.

Por ejemplo, los trastornos sistémicos como la hipertensión o las enfermedades sistémicas como la gripe afectan a todo el cuerpo.

Una infección que está en el torrente sanguíneo se denomina infección sistémica.

Una infección que afecta solamente a una parte u órgano del cuerpo se llama infección localizada.

Revision

Last reviewed 1/21/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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