differential diagnosis


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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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Experience with electron microscopy in the differential diagnosis of smallpox.
Awareness of anthrax in a differential diagnosis remains important in disease-endemic areas and also in settings of possible bioterrorism.
"Undifferentiated" neoplasms of the sinonasal region: Differential diagnosis based on clinical, light microscopic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features.
The sensitivity and specificity of US compared to pathology reports were assessed with respect to the differential diagnosis of appendicitis.
My first article related to these neoplasms was not on them as such but rather on an aspect of their differential diagnosis, which comes about when Krukenberg tumors with a tubular pattern mimic Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors.
Schachner noted that the differential diagnosis of noninfectious, usually benign neonatal vesiculopustular lesions includes acropustulosis of infancy; eosinophilic pustular folliculitis; erythema toxicum neonatorum; miliaria crystallina, rubra, or profunda; transient neonatal pustular melanosis; and neonatal sucking blisters.
To the Editor: We appreciate the attentive and interesting article 'clinical value of tumor markers for determining cause of pleural effusion' written by Gu et al .[1] The authors have nicely shown the tumor markers in tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) differ significantly from those in malignant pleural effusion (MPE) especially when detected in pleural fluid, and there is still no single tumor marker with high sensitivity and specificity in differential diagnosis of pleural effusion (such as TPE and MPE); the combined detection of tumor markers can improve diagnostic sensitivity.
RHs are also found in other conditions, and distinguishing the number, type, location, and pattern of RHs is important in assessing a differential diagnosis. In cases of physical abuse or AHT, eye trauma can be seen and may prompt referral for ophthalmologic assessment.
Differential diagnosis includes contact cheilitis, atopic cheilitis, actinic cheilitis, etc.
(1) The anatomically-based differential diagnosis is referenced in Table 3.
Optic nerve glioma and congenital nystagmus are important in differential diagnosis. Normal ophthalmologic and neurological examination findings and normal brain MR are necessary for diagnosis.
This report describes differential diagnosis of a parotid lipoma in a breast CA patient detected with advanced imaging methods such as US and contrast tomography.

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