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cryptogenic

 [krip″to-jen´ik]
of obscure or doubtful origin.

cryp·to·gen·ic

(krip'tō-jen'ik),
Of obscure, indeterminate etiology or origin, in contrast to phanerogenic.
[crypto- + G. genesis, origin]

cryptogenic

/cryp·to·gen·ic/ (krip″to-jen´ik) of obscure or doubtful origin.

cryptogenic

(krĭp′tə-jĕn′ĭk) also

cryptogenous

(krĭp-tŏj′ə-nəs)
adj.
Of obscure or unknown origin. Used of diseases.

cryptogenic

[-jen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos, hidden, genein, to produce
1 adj, pertaining to a disease of unknown cause.
2 n, a parasitic organism living within another organism.

cryptogenic

adjective Of unknown origin; idiopathic.

cryptogenic

adjective Of unknown origin; idiopathic

cryp·to·gen·ic

(krip'tō-jen'ik)
Of obscure, indeterminate etiology or origin, in contrast to phanerogenic.
[crypto- + G. genesis, origin]

cryp·to·gen·ic

(krip'tō-jen'ik)
Of obscure, indeterminate etiology or origin.

cryptogenic (krip´tōjen´ik),

n a condition distinguished by an unknown cause.

cryptogenic

of obscure or doubtful origin.
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Ethnic differences in the prevalence of cryptogenic cirrhosis.
Prior to participating in the trial, all patients, ages 18 - 60 (average age was 46 years), suffered a stroke confirmed by MRI imaging, which was ruled cryptogenic.
at theCryptogenic Stroke Public Health Conference to discuss the new survey findings and discuss possibilities for a coordinated, systematic approach to diagnose and manage patients with cryptogenic stroke.
The observational real-world study, which is being presented at theAmerican Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, this week, evaluated 1,247 cryptogenic stroke patients across the U.
But the guideline might already be outdated in not considering the results of the recent CRYSTAL-AF study, in which long-term cardiac rhythm monitoring of patients with a previous cryptogenic stroke detected asymptomatic patients at a significantly higher rate than did standard monitoring methods.
However, nematode species are being introduced to new localities as cryptogenic species associated with biological materials, such as wood and bark products, pet animals, and introduced pest insects.
The mum–of–two was diagnosed with cryptogenic cirrhosis in 2002 after the birth of her first daughter Niamh.
By international multidisciplinary consensus, the IlPs include the clinical disorders of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease/desquamative interstitial pneumonia, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, and acute interstitial pneumonia.
Instead of the aetiological terms idiopathic, symptomatic and cryptogenic, the following three categories have been recommended by the ILAE: (8)
WS is divided into three groups as symptomatic, cryptogenic and idiopathic according to the etiology.
However those with cryptogenic IS who were neurologically normal prior to the onset and who respond to therapy, have the best outcomes over time.
foetus peritonitis in a 52-year-old man with common variable immunodeficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, splenectomy, and cryptogenic cirrhosis.