Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain
the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in
Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles
Prognosis is the prediction of the probable outcome of an individual's current medical condition. A prognosis is made on the basis of the normal course of a disease, the individual's physical and psychological condition, and additional factors such as therapeutic approach.