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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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Incidence, outcome, risk factors, and long-term prognosis of cryptogenic transient ischaemic attack and ischaemic stroke: a population-based study.
Acomparison of atrial fibrillation monitoring strategies after cryptogenic stroke (from the Cryptogenic Stroke and Underlying AF trial).
Atrial fibrillation detected by mobile cardiac outpatint telemetry in cryptogenic TIA or stroke.
Closure or medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke with patent foramen ovale.
It has been speculated as a direct source of thrombus formation and cryptogenic stroke.
Indeed in the case of single abscess, the most common cause is of cryptogenic origin (59%), while in case of multiple abscesses the most common cause is of biliary origin (45% of cases).
section]) Epilepsy is considered symptomatic if there is a known cause such as stroke, brain tumor, or head injury, and cryptogenic if the cause of epilepsy is unknown despite conducting tests to identify the cause.
When a person suffers an ischemic stroke with no initial attributable cause (known as a cryptogenic stroke), physicians will run tests to assess any underlying risk factors.
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is a rare lung pathology described for the first time by Davison in 1983 and 2 years later by Epler under the name idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) [1-3].
Definitive diagnosis of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is based on a suggestive clinical radiological presentation, the demonstration of the characteristic pathological pattern at lung histopathology, and exclusion of possible causes.
5) However, CLD also has non-viral etiology including alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, autoimmune hepatitis, cryptogenic hepatitis, and other unidentified causes.