diagnosis of exclusion


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A disease or clinical nosology that is rare or unexpected based on the patient’s details and often unresponsive to therapy, the diagnosis of which is seriously considered only when all other possible—potentially treatable conditions—e.g., 'growing pains' or idiopathic midline granuloma—have been completely excluded

diagnosis of exclusion

Decision-making A disease or clinical nosology that is extremely rare, and often unresponsive to therapy, the diagnosis of which is seriously considered only when all other possible–potentially treatable conditions–eg 'growing pains' or idiopathic midline granuloma, have been completely excluded. Cf Working diagnosis.
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It's important to note that fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Emmerson advocates a different approach to ADHD, arguing that it should be a diagnosis of exclusion rather than the other way around, and that we must look past the label, recognizing that individual symptoms vary and treatment plans should be better tailored to the individual.
Currently, it is considered a diagnosis of exclusion once regular ovulatory function is established, and both hyperandrogenemia and other specified androgen excess disorders are ruled out.
A diagnosis of exclusion, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition that improves with the removal of gluten.
This condition is defined by the presence of persistent CD4 lymphocytopenia in the absence of HIV infection, and should be considered a diagnosis of exclusion when other conditions leading to depressed CD4 counts are ruled out.
In assessing elderly patients with dysphonia, it is important to recognize that prespyphonia is a diagnosis of exclusion, and it may coexist with other vocal disorders.
Malaria-associated splenomegaly is a diagnosis of exclusion and occurs following repeated malaria infections.
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As serum bile acid concentration could not be performed because of the non-availability of the test anywhere in Pakistan, we kept ours a diagnosis of exclusion by symptoms and by performing other tests.
These are a diagnosis of exclusion after other possibilities have been ruled out.
Refractory celiac disease, she said, was a diagnosis of exclusion.