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What are secondary symptoms of a disease?

Secondary symptoms of a disease are complications of primary symptoms that have the potential to be more troublesome or severe than the problem from which they stem. Although secondary symptoms can develop at any time, they are more likely if primary symptoms are not well managed.

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