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relapse into (something)

To return to a former state or condition after an apparent or partial recovery. The patient relapsed into a psychotic state due to an incorrect prescription of medication. He had been sober for nearly 20 years, but he relapsed into heavy drinking after the death of his daughter.
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relapse into something

to experience a return to a worse condition. Valerie relapsed into a coma in the afternoon. Mary relapsed into her depression after a brief period of normalcy.
See also: relapse
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to the 1st Circuit, the insurance company might have avoided paying for the entire period had it argued that Colby's risk of relapse diminished over time.
Responses to items in Part 2 were summarized for the overall population and stratified by relapse treatment; post-hoc analyses evaluated differences between treatment groups.
The majority of relapses studied with the Marlatt codification system are attributed to coping with negative emotional states and to social pressure (Cummings et al., 1980; Hodgins, el-Guebaly, & Armstrong, 1995; Lowman, Allen, Stout, & The Relapse Research Group, 1996; Marlatt, 1996; Marlatt & Gordon, 1985; O'Connell & Martin, 1987).
Isolated ocular relapse in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia during continuing complete remission.
How did you actually overcome or deal with relapse?
Table 2 presents the logistic regression analysis of factors associated with frequent relapses. Short time to first relapse (<6 months) and concomitant infection during relapses were significantly associated with increased risk of frequent relapses.
An EM AML relapse will usually progress to involve other EM sites as well as the bone marrow within one year [2].
Conclusion: Patients with DLBCL who had advanced stage, high LDH and extra-nodal involvement at initial presentation are at high risk for CNS relapse. About half of the patients had CNS relapse despite primary CNS prophylaxis.
The findings provide significant insights into cell types fated to relapse and can help accelerate the quest for new, upfront therapies, according to researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network.
There were 49 SSNS patients in relapse stage, 64 SSNS patients in remission stage, and 15 SRNS patients.
TORONTO -- Hallucinations--especially auditory hallucinations--triple the risk that a risperidone-controlled Alzheimer's patient with psychoses will relapse if the drug is withdrawn.
Objective: To determine the frequency, site and time to relapse from diagnosis, and to see the relationship of relapse with important prognostic factors.
(1,6) Good evidence exists to stop after five years because our subsequent relapse risk has been very low.
"A relapse is the appearance of a new or worsening neurologic symptom, or a reoccurrence of a symptom the person may have had before.