Definition of differential diagnosis in English:

differential diagnosis


  • The process of differentiating between two or more conditions which share similar signs or symptoms.

    • ‘These questions pursue whether the autopsy provided clarification of differential diagnoses, confirmed major diagnoses, and provided information about treatment effects.’
    • ‘These tumors are rare, but clinically should be considered in the differential diagnoses of cervical lesions.’
    • ‘In conclusion, the differential diagnosis in renal allograft biopsy is quite broad.’
    • ‘Aneurysmal bone cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a laryngeal lesion containing giant cells.’
    • ‘The differential diagnosis on a biopsy included adenoid cystic carcinoma and basal cell adenoma.’