aetiology


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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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Pneumomediastinum after cocaine use: an unusual aetiology.
Among the authors who ascribe a role to the sun in the aetiology of melanoma are those who even suggest that use of sunscreens extends the duration of intentional sun exposure, thereby increasing melanoma risk.
Following an outline of the basic elements of ophthalmic science relevant to study and practice, the author provides a detailed description and discussion of each condition including aetiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy, plus a chapter on problem-oriented ophthalmology.
Secondary Pneumatosis Intestinalis (85% of cases) may be further sub-divided into the aetiology from necrotic gastrointestinal disease, non-necrotic intestinal disease and pulmonary disease.
The remaining 31 LPs were done in 31 patients to rule out nosocomial meningitis as the aetiology of mental status changes.
Other manifestations of abdominal tuberculosis include mesenteric abscesses, enlarged and caseating mesenteric lymph nodes, and tubercles over the bowel serosa are also commonly encountered, that may suggest a tubercular aetiology.
About a quarter of cases were vaccinated, virtually disproving JE aetiology.
The results of molecular testing to determine the aetiology of the ulcerations seen in the five centres are shown in Table I.
Comparative studies on aetiology and epidemiology of viral conjunctivitis in three countries of East Asia--Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
The exact aetiology of gallbladder torsion remains unknown, although certain anatomical variants are thought to predispose to torsion (6).
Confirmation of bacterial aetiology can be performed by conventional culture of the organism or by antigen detection from a urine sample, e.
The steps to be followed for the outbreak investigation starting from descriptive epidemiology, the diagnosis with clinical features of the illness, determining the aetiology, etc.
To study temporal changes in the relative prevalence of STI syndromes and the aetiology of genital ulcer disease (GUD) among migrant mineworkers in a goldmining area in South Africa during the period 1992-2000 and to explore the epidemiological synergy and interactions between these conventional STIs and the emergence of HIV infection.
George Vadiakis then reviewed the aetiology of the condition and which aspects were more or less likely to lead to ECC in infants and toddlers.
Evidence of a viral aetiology in endemic (Balkan) nephropathy.