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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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However, the presence and intensity of DSM-IV symptoms are highly variable between individuals, perhaps pointing to further aetiologically defined subtypes; the term autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) is therefore currently favoured to describe these conditions collectively.
Women with more years of schooling and those belonging to the upper economic group had the lowest rate of reporting symptoms but they had an even lower rate of aetiologically diagnosed infections, giving them higher false positive response rates.
Prevalence data for aetiologically discrete samples is limited but studies have suggested that between 44% and 89% of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) may have sleep difficulties, again with sleeplessness featuring prominently (Richdale, 1999; Wiggs & Stores, 2004).
E Evidence, from the history, physical examination or laboratory tests, of a specific organic factor judged to be aetiologically related to the disturbance
This movement of population would then be represented aetiologically by this Eden story.
His final words may be read aetiologically, as an invocation that colours her lament as an eternal reply.
In Pakistan, Pal and Haroon have studied the features of erythroderma in 90 patients and aetiologically found preexisting dermatoses are the common cause of erythroderma.
Pragmatically, it may be useful to tabulate some differences between clinically similar, yet physiologically and aetiologically distinct, seizure types.
In contrast to the popular continuum hypothesis, Mata et al (25) suggested that schizotypy is more specific to psychotic symptoms than to schizophrenia per se, and that the clinical features of schizophrenia and schizotypy are not aetiologically continuous.
The occurrence of these anomalies is probably incidental as the conditions are aetiologically unrelated and no developmental syndrome was identified.
Aetiologically, 6 patients had familial HRO demonstrating autosomal dominant/X-linked dominant inheritance pattern, 2 patients had TIO and only one of them underwent surgery, whereas one had fibrous dysplasia.
The present report implies that there are ethnic differences, but in addition psoriasis is aetiologically complex: the phenotype is affected by environmental factors and the susceptibility to the disease is affected by genetic heterogeneity.
The likelihood of having an endogenous infection aetiologically increases by approximately four times for those using old cloth for menstrual protection, a relation that was also shown in bivariate analysis (Model 2).