Definition of sequela
1 : an aftereffect of a disease, condition, or injury
2 : a secondary result
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Today, however, the Buffalo News carries the story of a New York State teen’s death from MRSA pneumonia as a sequela of flu: Matthew Davis was a healthy Buffalo teenager who participated in sports before complaining of headaches June 13.
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Origin and Etymology of sequela
New Latin, from Latin, sequel
First Known Use: circa 1793
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