Predisposing causes

(Med.) causes which render the body liable to disease; predisponent causes.

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Our case may suggest that coronary spasm in association with decreased blood pressure due to sildenafil citrate and myocardial bridge was the cause of the ACS in the absence of predisposing causes for thrombosis.
Less than 1% of patients with AOM eventually develop AM, and thus the finding of bilateral AM in an infant should prompt a search for underlying predisposing causes.
Today we know that vaccinating against chickenpox not only minimizes the spread of the disease, but also eliminates one of the predisposing causes of flesh-eating strep and other serious secondary bacterial infections," says Daniel Aronzon, M.