idiopathic disease


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idiopathic disease

- An illness of unknown cause.
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Noun1.idiopathic disease - any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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This usually idiopathic disease is more common in middle-aged women.
1) In the initial description, Liebow and Carrington (1) estimated approximately one-half of the patients had idiopathic disease, whereas the other one-half showed pulmonary fibrosis secondary to a known exposure.
The case requires extensive monitoring, being an idiopathic disease, relapses may occur.

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