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What are self-limited symptoms?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology

This term means that symptoms are harmless, expected to resolve on their own, and either require no treatment or only treatment to facilitate recovery or relieve them. An example of self-limited symptoms would be a viral upper respiratory tract infection, known as the common cold.

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