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date: 04 March 2021

Case-Case Study 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

A type of Case-only study in which cases of a given disease with a specific characteristic are compared with other cases with the same disease but without the characteristic; the latter may be, for instance, an acquired (somatic) genetic alteration or an inherited genetic variant. The aim is to identify etiological or susceptibility factors specific to the subset of cases with the characteristic.... ...

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