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Spontaneous remission is a common term in medicine, it is defined as recoveries without reason or cause. Spontaneous remission are usual in many health disorders and are more commonplace than it is generally assumed, principally in young people.

Studies have shown that cases of spontaneous remission that are not reported outnumber those reported by at least 10 to 1 and cases related with some disorders have a spontaneous remission rate that appears to be about 1 per cent per year.

The mechanisms for spontaneous recovery are active in many health disorders and also seem to occur in debilitating and progressive diseases as cancer and tuberculosis. In some disorders the mechanisms of spontaneous remission may be impaired but can be re-established with the proper therapy.

Even if some placebo effects could be observed or caused by spontaneous remission, the two processes are not one and the same.


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