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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The author provides exhaustive information about celiac disease, the primary disease caused by gluten sensitivity, as well as non-celiac gluten intolerance.
Similarly two patients were found to have OHB with diagnosis of cryptogenic liver disease as their primary disease. Such evidence might lead to speculation about a possible pathogenic role of occult HBV in liver injury, despite the suppression of its activity.
In the USA in 2012, nephrosclerosis was the second most common primary disease after diabetic nephropathy [2], and in Japan in 2011, nephrosclerosis was the third most common primary disease (12.3%) after diabetic nephropathy and chronic glomerulonephritis [5].
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.
Inclusion criteria for the postoperative corticosteroid administration group (PCA group) was ongoing maintenance corticosteroid therapy for the primary disease for at least 6 months after the FVFG.
"This is because without this time frame any ongoing disease is considered part of the primary disease process rather than a recurrence or reinfection.
Prognosis following metastatic spread to the pituitary is poor, with patients most often succumbing to progression of the primary disease or other distant metastases.
Regarding the cause of death, 5 of 26 patients (19.2%) of all deceased lung cancer died due to causes other than the primary disease such as pneumonia and so on; however, in metastasis from other cancers such as colorectal cancer, the cause of death in all cases was cancer death due to the primary disease.
The metastasis was the initial sign of disseminated disease 20 years after the patient had undergone a quadrantectomy for her primary disease. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated the presence of an intratympanic mass with a soft-tissue density that was suggestive of chronic inflammation.
Primary disease can develop in any organ but the liver (50-70%) and the lungs (20-30%) represent the most frequent primary locations.
When HD was diagnosed, we focused on the primary disease and its staging because HD rarely occurs together with a second primary thyroid malignancy.
It is believed that cystitis glandularis has the potential tendency to deteriorate the bladder and induce a bladder adenocarcinoma.[sup.2]-[sup.7] Usually, cystitis glandularis would be treated with surgery.[sup.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.