Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems.
Depending on the degree of vulnerability, susceptibility, age, health status, immune system condition, etc. complications may arise more easily. Complications affect adversely the prognosis of a disease. Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures usually favor fewer complications in comparison to invasive ones.Examples of complications including:
Allergic shock can be a reaction to several kinds of anesthetics
Thrombosis in the heart or brain
Hepatotoxic dementia is a possible complication of hepatitis and liver cirrhosis
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