presenting

adjective
pre·sent·ing | \pri-ˈzent-iŋ \

Medical Definition of presenting 

: of, relating to, or being a symptom, condition, or sign which is observed or detected upon initial examination of a patient or which the patient discloses to the physician may be the presenting sign of a severe systemic disease— H. H. Roenigk, Jr.

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