diagnosis of exclusion

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diagnosis of exclusion 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

A disease or condition that is rare and/or unexpected based on a patient’s presentation.

Diagnoses of exclusion are often unresponsive to therapy, and are only seriously considered when all other possible–potentially treatable conditions–e.g., growing pains, idiopathic midline granuloma, sarcoidosis, etc., have been completely excluded.

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagnosis_of_exclusion  

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