clinical suspicion

clinical suspicion

A working hypothesis about a Pt's diagnosis, which is then tested with appropriately targeted tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis; a CS is based on a constellation of findings in a Pt that suggests to the physician a limited palette of possible diagnoses

clin·i·cal sus·pi·cion

(klin'i-kăl sŭs-pi'shŭn)
A strong presumption that, absent a diagnostic or algorithmic certainty, a patient is suffering from a given disorder or state (e.g., AIDS, tuberculosis, pregnancy).
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The Office of the Director of Health Services said that up until week 34, 'our current data...indicates that the total number of dengue cases now stands at 2,272 cases' noting that 'out of the total number, 1,232 were confirmed and 1,040 the diagnosis was made by clinical suspicion'.
Based on clinical suspicion, we have to make use of expensive diagnostic tests and procedures which are necessary to reach appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
(5) In 2004, the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria ("PERC Rule") was published to help rule out the diagnosis of PE in patients in whom PE is possible but clinical suspicion is very low.
Patient was admitted under the clinical suspicion of a chronic inflammatory meningitis without a clear etiology.
To quantify the frequency of case-patients having distinctive clinical features, time from patient presentation to clinical suspicion of a Lassa fever diagnosis, and the risk for secondary Lassa virus transmission, we performed a retrospective review of all 33 reported cases of Lassa fever imported from West Africa during 1969-2016.
[2,3] Hence the need to keep high clinical suspicion as this clinical entity can mimic a lot of common diagnoses.
Objective: To determine the success rate of surgical excision assisted with intra operative frozen section technique; in patients with high clinical suspicion of basal cell carcinoma at aesthetically important areas.
Osteovigilance is a state of clinical suspicion for abnormalities of bone and mineral metabolism , including efforts to optimize bone mineral health .In this article, we discuss various factors which contribute to coexistence of diabetes and bone mineral disease, the risk factors that they share, and iatrogenic and therapeutic considerations of importance.
We describe an adult female with classical features of pellagra but lacking involvement of face and neck, possibly due to dietary deficiency with a view to highlight that a strong clinical suspicion and careful socio-nutritional history is important to avoid missing such cases.
"Children with negative CXRs and low clinical suspicion for pneumonia can be safely observed without antibiotic therapy," the authors write.
In his talk, Rakesh emphasised the role of clinical suspicion, early recognition and strict infection control to contain the disease.

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