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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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Pneumomediastinum is defined as air or free gas in the mediastinum, which invariably arises from the alveolar spaces or the conducting airways and has a multi-factorial aetiology.
This casts doubt on the role of the sun in the aetiology of melanoma.
TABLE 3 Causes of altered mental status in patients without cerebrospinal fluid leucocytosis (n=26) Aetiology Number of patients Medication effect 11 Documented infection outside CNS 4 Seizure 4 Septic encephalopathy 3 hypoxic encephalopathy 1 hepatic encephalopathy 1 Uremic encephalopathy 1 hypercapnia 1
4% of cases in one study (8)), but are not thought to play any role in the aetiology of the condition.
In addition, cross-sectional studies to determine the aetiology of genital ulcerations were conducted.
4) We will examine the role of genes and environments in the aetiology and evolution of disease.
The aetiology of BA is unknown, but it is generally agreed to be attributed to multifactorial prenatal and perinatal insults to the developing biliary tree.
In brief, the WHO classification of cirrhosis reveals that, while the aetiology of ICC is unknown, the morphological picture is one of 'micro-nodular cirrhosis', [+ or -] for copper, and +ve for Mallory's hyaline (9).
We report here the findings of the investigations carried out to confirm the aetiology and to describe clinico-epidemiological features.
The VA may give some clue to the aetiology in stable distortion, with macular hole typically around 6/60 to 3/60, and ERM 6/9 to 6/24 (there are exceptions, of course, and note that VA in ERM is likely to steadily worsen before stabilising); note whether the patient uses eccentric fixation, or has to "search" for the letters.
The original text comprises of 398 clauses that describe the aetiology and pathogenesis of the symptom patterns in each disease.