(redirected from focal disease)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to focal disease: focal distance
See: central
References in periodicals archive ?
In a transplanted kidney this data is clear, however in a native renal biopsy it is generally agreed that 10-15 glomeruli are considered optimal and with 6-10 glomeruli a diagnosis can be made, however focal diseases can be missed, less than 5 glomeruli in a sample are generally considered inadequate, unless membranous nephropathy is the diagnosis.
Kabale, Uganda (38), and Nandi, Kenya (39), are reminders that malaria is a focal disease susceptible to many factors that vary by specific location and season.
Treatment--Antibiotics to treat Cholangitis and sepsis (8); Hepatectomy for focal disease ;(9) Liver transplantation for diffuse disease.

Full browser ?