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Definition of Recurrence risk

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5257
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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