Medical Definition of Recurrence risk

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 12/27/2018

Recurrence risk: The chance that a disease will strike again. In medical genetics, the chance that an inherited disease that is present in a family will recur in that family, affecting another person or
persons.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018