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The determination of the nature of a case of disease.

Origin: gr. Gnosis = knowledge Identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon.Identification of a condition due to the symptoms which are expressed. A diagnosis also applies to taxonomic classification, where the characteristics of an organism are diagnosed to determine which taxonomic classification is suitable to them.

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Re: 6 fingers

... such as the Pallister-Hall syndrome and Greig syndrome (but there would usually be other things to see in either of these 2 syndromes). The final diagnosis in this case has not yet been made. We have present the case to convey the quandary that can occur when hexadactyly is discovered antenatally ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 5899

Re: heart failure

... high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease are also high risk factors. Please visit a cardiologist in your home country for a proper diagnosis.

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by Narkata3
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: heart failure
Replies: 2
Views: 4714

Hyperadrenergic POTS

... patients often have extremely high levels of upright norepinephrine. While we require the upright norepinephrine level to be >600 pg/ml for the diagnosis of POTS, the hyperadrenergic subgroup often has upright norepinephrine level >1000 pg/ml and it is occasionally >2000 pg/ml. These patients ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
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Views: 6044

[News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''

... had no idea what was taking place on my body -- none," he said. Baker and Willey somehow put out the flames and got to a doctor. But the diagnosis was as shocking as the sudden flames that engulfed his body. "The doctor called, and said, 'Frank, this burned from the inside out,'" ...

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by Coelacanth
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

Re: Re:

... dangerous systemic infections (called sepsis) and require hospitalization within hours after detected. And do not forget the dangers of Internet diagnosis -- it is always possible that I simply got this wrong because, after all, all I have is a couple of blood film images (albeit technically ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 15876
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