Sequence (medicine)

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In medicine, a sequence is a series of ordered consequences due to a single cause.[1]

It differs from a syndrome in that seriality is more predictable: if A causes B, and B causes C, and C causes D, then D would not be seen if C is not seen. However, in less formal contexts, the term "syndrome" is sometimes used instead of sequence.

Examples include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "sequence" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Newbould MJ, Lendon M, Barson AJ (July 1994). "Oligohydramnios sequence: the spectrum of renal malformations". Br J Obstet Gynaecol 101 (7): 598–604. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1994.tb13650.x. PMID 8043538. 
  3. ^ Piza JE, Northrop CC, Eavey RD (July 1996). "Neonatal mesenchyme temporal bone study: typical receding pattern versus increase in Potter's sequence". Laryngoscope 106 (7): 856–64. doi:10.1097/00005537-199607000-00014. PMID 8667983. 
  4. ^ Wagener S, Rayatt SS, Tatman AJ, Gornall P, Slator R (March 2003). "Management of infants with Pierre Robin sequence". Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. 40 (2): 180–5. doi:10.1597/1545-1569(2003)040<0180:MOIWPR>2.0.CO;2. PMID 12605525. 
  5. ^ Martínez-Frías ML, Czeizel AE, Rodríguez-Pinilla E, Bermejo E (January 1999). "Smoking during pregnancy and Poland sequence: results of a population-based registry and a case-control registry". Teratology 59 (1): 35–8. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9926(199901)59:1<35::AID-TERA8>3.0.CO;2-E. PMID 9988881.