Intervening; said of a disease attacking a person already ill of another malady. [inter- + L. curro, pr. p. currens (-ent-), to run]

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in·ter·cur·rent .int-ər-'kər-ənt, -'kə-rənt adj occurring during and modifying the course of another disease <an \intercurrent infection>

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going on at the same time: applied to an infection contracted by a patient who is already suffering from an infection or other disease.

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in·ter·cur·rent (in″tər-kurґənt) breaking into and modifying the course of an already existing disease.

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