definitive diagnosis

definitive diagnosis

Clinical medicine A diagnosis reached by an extensive workup, on which therapy is based. Cf Clinical suspicion.
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We won't have the definitive diagnosis for two months (and then) we will be able to say with certainty that there was no detectable cause or any other element of any type," Udine prosecutor Antonio de Nicolo said.
The chief executive advised the family in 2014 that unfortunately many genetic conditions can remain undiagnosed and despite extensive internal and external testing we have been unable to identify a definitive diagnosis for Dylan's suspected underlying genetic condition.
Covering both common and less common disorders and imaging of the temporal bone, skull base, orbits, paranasal sinuses, and all structures of the head and neck, each case has the image and clinical presentation on one page, then the imaging findings, differential diagnoses, definitive diagnosis, essential facts, and other information on the next page.
TEAM NEWS BLUES will have to wait for a definitive diagnosis on the extent of Rhoys Wiggins' injury but accepted the defender will return to his parent club.
Many systemic illnesses (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis) and syndromic cases require clinical evaluation of the patient for a definitive diagnosis to be made.
Another key message is that when porphyria is genuinely suspected, a complete set of samples is required--blood, urine, and feces because the various facets of investigation are complementary and enable a definitive diagnosis to be made.
How can we make a definitive diagnosis of IAD and are there more sophisticated ways to control the immune system to manage IAD?
88%) patients without definitive diagnosis had undergone ultrasonographic assessments, and clinical evaluations performed before or within 4 weeks after antibiotic therapy and revealed regression of the lesions.
suspected of having cancer will receive a definitive diagnosis or the all clear within 28 days.
A biopsy would yield a more definitive diagnosis in difficult cases.
Then the patient accepted exploratory laparotomy to make a definitive diagnosis.
Another challenge to a definitive diagnosis is the overuse of the term "atypical" by both dermatologists and pathologists.