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Category C - Diseases

Subheadings

/etiology Used with diseases for causative agents including microorganisms and includes environmental and social factors and personal habits as contributing factors. It includes pathogenesis.

The role of tobacco smoke pollution in the pathogenesis of asthma
ASTHMA /* etiol
TOBACCO SMOKE POLLUTION/*adv eff

/complications Used with diseases to indicate conditions that co-exist or follow, i.e., co-existing diseases, complications, or sequelae.

Coinfection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus
HEPATITIS B/ *compl
HEPATITIS C /*compl
COINFECTION

 

Hearing loss caused by mumps
MUMPS/*compl
HEARING LOSS/ *etiol

 

Do not use the subheading /compl to indicate the occurrence of several neoplasms in one patient. This concept is indexed with specific neoplasm terms AND the MeSH terms such as NEOPLASMS, MULTIPLE PRIMARY, NEOPLASMS, SECOND PRIMARY, etc.

 

Simultaneous occurrence of renal cell carcinoma and colonic adenocarcinoma

*CARCINOMA, RENAL CELL
*KIDNEY NEOPLASMS
*COLONIC NEOPLASMS
*ADENOCARCINOMA
*NEOPLASMS, MULTIPLE PRIMARY

/congenital Used with disease headings to indicate those conditions existing at, and usually before, birth.

Thrombocytopenia occurring at birth
THROMBOCYTOPENIA /*congen

/chemically induced Used for biological phenomena, diseases, syndromes, congenital abnormalities, or symptoms caused by chemical compounds

Methotrexate induced kidney disease
KIDNEY DISEASES/*chem ind
METHOTREXATE/ *adv eff

/parasitology Used with diseases for parasitic factors.

Demonstration of Trypanosoma cruzi in heart tissue of patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy
CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY /*parasitol
HEART /*parasitol
TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI /*isol

/microbiology Used with diseases for microbiologic studies.

Replication of Listeria monocytogenes in the gallbladder of infected mice
LISTERIA INFECTIONS /*microbiol
GALLBLADDER DISEASES / *microbiol
LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES/ *growth
GALLBLADDER /*microbiol
MICE (check tag)
ANIMAL (check tag)

/virology Used with diseases for virologic studies

Mutation of West Nile virus in the infected host
WEST NILE FEVER /*virol
WEST NILE VIRUS /*genet
*MUTATION

/transmission Used with diseases for studies of the modes of transmission.

The spread of SARS in China
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME /*transm
CHINA

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