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What does 'diagnosis of exclusion' mean?

What does 'diagnosis of exclusion' mean?

Look for other first: Typically, "a diagnosis of exclusion" refers to an ailment diagnosed if nothing else fits. Perhaps there are no tests for that problem, or it would be a mistake to jump to a conclusion without evaluation. Example: chest pain can be a symptom of a panic attack, but if not obviously so, needs to be a diagnosis of exclusion since a heart attack or pulmonary embolus can also cause chest pain. ...Read more

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What does the term "diagnosis of exclusion" mean?

Not something else: It means that there is no test that can diagnose the condition, but there are tests to rule out other conditions that might be similar. If all those tests are negative, you might have the one condition that can't be tested for. When all other possible diagnoses have been excluded, you have the remaining diagnosis, hence the "diagnosis of exclusion". ...Read more

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Is a PFO just a diagnosis of exclusion for stroke/tia seeing as 25% of population have it anyway or is it a real risk and needs to be closed ?

Is a PFO just a diagnosis of exclusion for stroke/tia seeing as 25% of population have it anyway or is it a real risk and needs to be closed ?

Yes and no: Yes its an exclusionary diagnosis. No real good evidence that closure is beneficial. A recent study published in new england journal of med. Noted no real benefits. ...Read more

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What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease?  Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis?can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis #296.34. And what does that mean for me.

What is diagnosis #296.34. And what does that mean for me.

ICD-9 Code: Icd-9 code 296.34 is: major depressive affective disorder, recurrent episode, severe, specified as with psychotic behavior. For more guidance speak to the physician who coded it on a billing form. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of esld mean?

What does a diagnosis of esld mean?

Liver Disease: This is an acronym for end stage liver disease and is typically synonymous with cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is meant by diagnosis cervical radiculopathy?

What is meant by diagnosis cervical radiculopathy?

See below: A cervical radiculopathy means that there is some process that is affecting one or more of the nerve roots in the neck. These nerves run from the spinal cord and make up the nerves to the arms. It can involve weakness and sensory changes in the arm such as pain, numbness and tingling or it can be pain only. When it is pain only we usually call it a radiculitis. ...Read more

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To defer a diagnosis means what?

See details: That usually means that additional testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some exclusion criteria for transplants?

What are some exclusion criteria for transplants?

Contraindication(s): For most organ transplants, active infections and metastatic malignancies are usually considered contraindications. In addition, psychiatric conditions or lack of psychosocial support system that can affect the patient's compliance with immunosuppressive medications can exclude some potential recipients. ...Read more

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