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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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the two main types being ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.1 According to the CDC, approximately 3 million Americans have reported IBD.2 IBD is an idiopathic disease caused by the immune system responding incorrectly to environmental triggers, leading to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Kikuchi Fujimoto disease (KFD), otherwise called histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is an uncommon, idiopathic disease affecting Japanese and east Asian individuals more commonly with a male to female ratio of 1:4.1-5.
This condition occurs in various disorders, such as idiopathic disease, collagen vascular disease, infection, and drug toxicity.
LCH is an idiopathic disease characterized by abnormal proliferation of histiocytes.
Infection, solid organ malignancy, other granulomatous conditions, such as tuberculosis and systemic fungal infections, and idiopathic disease account for 8%, 5%, 4%, and 3% of cases, respectively (Table 3) [2].
This usually idiopathic disease is more common in middle-aged women.

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