Confusing medical terms: disease that may or may not exist.


Patients often quote diseases or illnesses that either do not exist per se or are hard to prove that they exist. Often symptoms are vague and, therefore, difficult for patients to qualify in a language clinicians can understand, interpret and act upon. Physicians often perpetuate this by giving 'diagnoses of exclusion', or using poor explanations… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hct076


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