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Diagnosis by exclusion

Diagnosis by exclusion

a diagnosis made by excluding those diseases to which only some of the patients symptoms might belong, leaving one disease as the most likely diagnosis, although no definitive tests or findings establish that diagnosis.


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The Fiber Disease

... open sores. As a pediatrician, scabies would be high on my differential diagnosis list, but many other disorders might also be considered. What makes ... dermatology literature very clearly states that DOP is a diagnosis of EXCLUSION. Yet all too many patients have been immediately labeled as psychiatric ...

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by RANDY
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:28 am
 
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When are they ever going to get it?

... Psychiatric disease should be diagnosed only after careful exclusion of medical conditions that could produce the patients symptoms. ... was gone and her zest for life had been restored. To make the proper diagnosis of psychiatric symptoms even more complex it is now well established ...

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by Sabrina
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:32 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... to disagree about whether delusional parasitosis is, or is not, a diagnosis of exclusion, and which incidentally can only properly be made by those qualified and skilled ...

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by Cilla
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:45 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... are primarily physicians, they are primarily concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill. The facilities, and the up to ... available to the psychiatrist. Delusional parasitosis is a diagnosis of exclusion still, and this is an extremely important medico-legal consideration. ...

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by Cilla
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:58 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... cannot really say these things about Ruth. Why not? For one reason, any diagnosis of a mental illness in such circumstances is one of exclusion. This means that a psychiatrist should only be consulted after a physician in the ...

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by Cilla
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:55 pm
 
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