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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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Women with better status are less likely to report any symptom, including those having an infection aetiologically, mirrored in their higher false negative responses.
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).
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 underlying cause, which is extremely relevant for public health, should be a distinct entity on the DNF and aetiologically specific.
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.