A disease or disorder that lasts a short time, comes on rapidly, and is accompanied by distinct symptoms. (Compare chronic disease.)
In strong minds, despair is an acute disease; the prelude to great exertion.
But it is only a fortnight, and there seems to be no acute disease.
The first that died was a Sanskar, but that was pure chance—he died some days after we marched out of Leh, of acute disease.
I seldom had a case of acute disease, without suspecting their influence.
Chronic induration of the tongue sometimes remains unilateral, although the acute disease has not been unilateral.
It may occur as a result of some acute disease, or at an unusually early age, without any such cause.
During three and a half years there have been but two cases of acute disease of the chest within six miles of my office.
My experience is, that acute disease is more readily cured without it, and chronic diseases much more manageable.
Unless complicated with some acute disease of a specific character, there is not much, if any, constitutional disturbance.
Some of these Germs seem to have a short life and rapid development, and then we have acute disease.