Comorbidity, multimorbidity, polypathy - three views on the combined pathology

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History of the development of terminology and concepts of comorbidity has traced. Terms as comorbidity, multimorbidity, syntropy and polypathy was analyzed in the historical and etymological aspects. These terms are often used as synonyms, but each of them represents different looking on a single phenomenon. Usage of different terminology gives us versatile look at such a complex and multifaceted problem, as combined pathology.

R A Gudkov

Ryazan State Medical University

Email: Comancherro@mail.ru
Department of Pediatrics

O E Konovalov

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Email: konovalov_oe@mail.ru
Department of Health and Hygiene

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