primary disease

pri·mar·y dis·ease

a disease that arises spontaneously and is not associated with or caused by a previous disease, injury, or event, but that may lead to a secondary disease.

pri·mar·y dis·ease

(prī'mar-ē di-zēz')
A disorder that arises spontaneously and is not associated with or caused by a previous disease, injury, or event, but that may lead to a secondary disease.

pri·mar·y dis·ease

(prī'mar-ē di-zēz')
Disorder that arises spontaneously and is not associated with or caused by a previous disease, but may lead to a secondary disease.
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It is the primary disease for which fungicides are applied to the fruit.
Novel chemistry is needed to design a single therapy that can target both the original primary disease driver and the subsequent mutations that cause patients to become refractory to treatment.
2(c) (3), DTC genetic test providers can be exempt from regulations applied to diagnostic devices by following three critical steps: (a) noninvasive nature of testing, (b) not used as sole or primary disease diagnostic tool, and (b) traditional methods used to confirm the diagnosis.
Continuing, Engineer Rizwan Ashraf said that some students in schools of these localities make loss of their eye sight due to unnecessary delay in diagnosis of primary disease.
Metastatic malignant melanoma, which may arise many years after primary disease, may be seen in the musculoskeletal system.
Approved Indication In the European Union, Switzerland and Australia, the NovoTTF-100A System is intended for the treatment of patients with recurrent GBM who have progressed after surgery, radiotherapy and Temozolomide treatment for their primary disease.
7,8] The disease could be induced by chronic bladder inflammation, stones, obstruction, neurogenic bladder, the bladder exstrophy and other primary disease, but there is no satisfactory evidence about the link until now.
The arguments in favor of more aggressive monitoring for breast cancer recurrence stem from the positive effect on overall survival when primary disease is identified while the patient still has asymptomatic disease.
In the first year of treatment, MR venography was performed in the patient who had no neurological defect, but whose primary disease could not be controlled completely and it was found that there was no change in the thrombosis found in the left transverse and sigmoid sinus radiologically.
When HD was diagnosed, we focused on the primary disease and its staging because HD rarely occurs together with a second primary thyroid malignancy.
The metastasis was the initial sign of disseminated disease 20 years after the patient had undergone a quadrantectomy for her primary disease.
We report a man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who developed Hodgkin lymphoma during the course and treatment of his primary disease and review previously published reports of this transformation.