A sequela (UK: /sɪˈkwiːlə/, US: /sɪˈkwɛlə/; usually
used in the plural, sequelae) is a pathological condition resulting
from a disease, injury, therapy, or other trauma. Typically, a sequela
is a chronic condition that is a complication which follows a more
acute condition. It is different from, but is a consequence of, the
first condition. Timewise, a sequela contrasts with a late effect,
where there is a period, sometimes as long as several decades, between
the resolution of the initial condition and the appearance of the late
In general, non-medical usage, the terms sequela and sequelae mean
consequence and consequences.
Examples and uses
Chronic kidney disease, for example, is sometimes a sequela of
diabetes, "chronic constipation" or more accurately "obstipation"
(that is, difficulty in passing stool) is a sequela to an intestinal
obstruction, and neck pain is a common sequela of whiplash or other
trauma to the cervical vertebrae.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
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^ from Latin sequela, from sequi ("follow")
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