Diathesis (medicine)

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In medicine, a diathesis describes the tendency of the body to develop a certain disease or symptom . In contrast to disposition , diathesis only describes tendencies to diseases of a specific organ system.

Special forms include:

  • atopic diathesis - genetically determined tendency to atopy
  • allergic diathesis - tendency to allergies
  • angioneurotic diathesis - tendency to disorders of vascular regulation
  • exudative diathesis - inflammatory skin diseases with fluid secretion or diseases with increased blood vessel permeability and the formation of transudates
  • hemorrhagic diathesis - tendency to bleeding
  • uratic diathesis - tendency to gout
  • thrombophilic diathesis (syn. thrombophilia ) - tendency to form blood clots
  • Stone diathesis - tendency to the formation of kidney stones