Meaning of sequela in English:


Pronunciation /sɪˈkwiːlə/

nounplural noun sequelae/sɪˈkwiːliː/

usually sequelae
  • A condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury.

    ‘the long-term sequelae of infection’
    • ‘Aggressive treatment of suspected pelvic inflammatory disease reduces late sequelae.’
    • ‘But depressive syndromes sometimes occur as sequelae to physical illness such as viral infection and may overlap with fatigue syndromes.’
    • ‘The procedure was uneventful, and the patient has fully recovered without tricuspid valvular dysfunction or other sequelae.’
    • ‘Early detection of this infection can reduce disease spread and prevent the sequelae of untreated chlamydia infections.’
    • ‘The greatest cause of mortality in type 2 diabetes is atherosclerotic vascular disease and its sequelae.’
    consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscript


Late 18th century from Latin, from sequi ‘follow’.