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aetiology

, etiology
1. the study of the causes of diseases
2. the cause of a disease

aetiology

see ETIOLOGY.
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Statistical analysis: The phenotype frequencies, odds ratios (OR), probability value, Chi-square with Yates correction, aetiological and preventive fraction were estimated using the available data- base and computer programme16.
However, as novel chromosomal abnormalities were detected in our study, Indian patients may have different underlying aetiological reason for the development of MDS.
The high short-term mortality and the significant association between mortality and an alternative diagnosis provide an important impetus for an aetiological diagnosis to be made whenever possible in patients with suspected tuberculous pericarditis, rather than empiric introduction of antituberculosis therapy.
It can be classified in several ways; most commonly by morphology (hypochromic microcytic, normochromic normocytic and macrocytic) and aetiological mechanism (increased red cell loss, decreased red cell production and abnormal distribution).
Ankylosis: Dental ankylosis is thought to be the major aetiological mechanism of IO, [Darling and Levers, 1973; Kurol and Magnusson, 1984], although ankylosis may be a secondary, rather than an initiating factor in the process.
Improved understanding of the burden of illness due to food-borne infections, the aetiological agents and the implicated foodstuffs will assist in preventing future outbreaks.
Aetiological agents of meningitis in Bangladeshi children.
Aim: This was to establish the prevalence of MIH among 12-year-old children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to investigate its aetiological background and clinical consequences of MIH in a population with medium caries activity.
Eight hundred and sixty-eight patients with genital ulcerations were enrolled in five aetiological studies conducted in Maseru (Lesotho), Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Carletonville STD clinics during the period 1994-1999.
However, heatstroke has typically been overlooked and unexplored in Brazil as a potential aetiological factor in patients with elevated core body temperature and disturbances of the central nervous system.
The results of the cross-sectional aetiological studies of GUD using conventional microbiological techniques are shown in Table I.
Even though some of these incisor opacities may have been caused by the same aetiological factors as the molar opacities, it is impossible to differentiate the causes retrospectively.