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Puede significar que muestra síntomas o que puede atañer a un síntoma específico. Los síntomas son signos de enfermedad o lesión y el paciente los nota.

Muchas afecciones y enfermedades tienen síntomas. Una tos puede ser síntoma de una infección de las vías respiratorias altas.

Cuando alguien tiene los síntomas comunes asociados con una enfermedad o afección, se considera sintomático. Cuando se presenta una enfermedad sin síntomas notorios, el paciente es asintomático.

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