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the cause of a disease

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the philosophical study of causation

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Quite a number of studies in the literature regard dental causes to be the commonest aetiology of referred otalgia.13,14 However such findings may differ widely.
Provoked causes mainly CNS infections like acute viral encephalitis and meningoencephalitis were the major aetiology followed by unprovoked causes among infants presenting with 1st seizure.
Table-2: Association of aetiology of wrist drop with gender, involved side of the body, and military versus civilian population in our sample (n=119).
The International Spinal Cord Injury Core Data Set was used to collect data to determine the incidence, aetiology, extent of the injury (vertebral injuries, associated injury, need for spinal surgery and ventilatory support, and neurological classification) and length of hospital stay.
This case adds weight to the theory of infective causation of pseudotumours of unknown aetiology.
Participant qualifications had no statistically significant effect on opinions whilst employment had a significant effect on factors A (authoritarianism) and E (interpersonal aetiology) only.
The direction of exophthalmos may indicate the likely aetiology and site of lesion [1].
The aetiology of PBC has yet to be fully defined; however, similar to other autoimmune diseases, the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles have been significantly associated with disease susceptibility.
Determining the aetiology of cardiac arrest in the prehospital environment can be difficult, and some of the differential diagnoses in this case included traumatic brain injury, acute myocardial infarction, or cerebrovascular accident.
However the total obstetric aetiology was 81.0%, in cases of vesicovaginal fistula.
A prerequisite for incorporating autoimmune and viral aetiology into a scientific discussion would be acceptance of the heterogeneous hypothesis of schizophrenias; they may be a cluster of entities with different aetiologies and the end-stage of different disease processes.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia and neurodegenerative disease with its aetiology associated with both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.
[I]t adds materially to medical anthropological studies of complex neurodegenerative diseases that have taken an increased toll in recent years even as their aetiology remains incompletely understood.--Mac Marshall, University of Iowa
Furthermore, research into the aetiology and risk factors in LMICs is scant.
The site explains the aetiology of each disease, as well as possible treatment options in a simple and concise way which makes it easy to understand.