differential diagnosis

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A list of possible diagnoses for a patient's illness.

  • see ref[1] for integrated differential diagnosis module[1]
  • for differential diagnosis regarding a disease or syndrome, choose the Differential diagnosis: section of the disease or syndrome from the Contents box.


  • free online symptom checkers list the correct diagnosis 1st 34% of the time
  • correct diagnosis listed within the 1st 20 potential diagnoses 58% of the time
  • appropriate triage advice given in 57% of cases

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://aaushi.org
  2. Semigran HL et al Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study. BMJ 2015;351:h3480 <PubMed> PMID: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26157077 <Internet> http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3480
    Wyatt JC Fifty million people use computerised self triage. BMJ 2015;351:h3727 <PubMed> PMID: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26156750 <Internet> http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3727
  3. general differential diagnosis applications
    VisualDx https://www.visualdx.com/visualdx
    DiagnosisPro https://web.archive.org/web/20081002094931/http://en.diagnosispro.com/
    Wikipedia: VisualDx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VisualDx
    Isabel https://www.isabelhealthcare.com/
    ZeroMD http://www.zeromd.com/
    DxMate https://infermedica.com/
    Symptoma https://www.symptoma.com/
  4. aaushi.org http://aaushi.org/