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differential diagnosis

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ‚dī·əg′nō·səs]
(medicine)
Distinguishing between diseases of similar character by comparing their signs and symptoms.
(systematics)
In taxonomic study, a statement of the characters that distinguish a given taxon from other, specifically mentioned equivalent taxa.
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Visit the DSM-5 Differential Diagnosis app product page to view a preview video featuring the interactive algorithms on an iPhone[R] and Apple Watch.
In short, differential diagnosis is the act of distinguishing one disease from another to select a proper treatment.
The main utility of wDIAG, in my opinion, is to allow a physician to create an expanded differential diagnosis and to maintain awareness of "zebras" while treating ordinary "hoofbeats.
Review: 'Dermatology Differential Diagnosis has a very user-friendly format making it easy to read and select the relevant information required.
He provides 400 lists organized by clinical signs, differential diagnosis from a systems perspective, and laboratory tests.
This book is a self-described primer of differential diagnosis in internal medicine.
com/research/9cdb98/a_clinicians_guid) has announced the addition of the "A Clinician's Guide to Dermatologic Differential Diagnosis, Volumes 1 & 2: Volume 1 & 2" book to their offering.
Updated, this edition includes access to video clips and has new chapters on imaging, neuronal physiology, sleep disorders, head shaking, differential diagnosis of muscle trembling and weakness, and cervical articular process joint disease.
to discuss the evaluation of hearing and balance disorders, the rehabilitation of hearing disorders, and otologic/audiologic differential diagnosis (a section new to this edition).
This reference compiles differential diagnosis information for veterinary practitioners and students.
Given the unique distribution of the tumor, the only common lesions considered in the differential diagnosis are meningioma and neurofibroma.

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