"Environmental Illness" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
- Environmental Illness
- Environmental Hypersensitivity
- Illnesses, Environmental
- Hypersensitivities, Environmental
- Hypersensitivity, Environmental
- Illness, Environmental
- Environmental Hypersensitivities
- Environmental Illnesses
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