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Disease Environmental Illness

Name Environmental Illness
Synonyms Environmental Hypersensitivities | Environmental Hypersensitivity | Environmental Illnesses | Hypersensitivities, Environmental | Hypersensitivity, Environmental | Illness, Environmental | Illnesses, Environmental
Definition A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this 'disease', given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Categories Environmental origin disorders | Immune system disease
MeSH® ID D018876

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1. DiseasesImmune System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypersensitivity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Environmental Illness Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
2. DiseasesDisorders of Environmental Origin Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Environmental Illness Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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Environmental Illness Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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