Differential diagnosis can be defined as the process of weighing the probability of one disease versus that of other diseases possibly accounting for a patient's illness. The differential diagnosis of rhinitis a runny nose includes allergic rhinitis (hay fever), the abuse of nasal decongestants and common cold.
Physical changes in the brain can cause other forms of dementia as well. Differential Diagnosis may be complicated by coexisting conditions or when symptoms and pathologies of various dementias overlap. Making an accurate diagnosis helps patients receive the treatment and support services appropriate for their condition and maintain the highest possible quality of life.
Related Journals of Differential Diagnosis
Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis, Prenatal Diagnosis, Foetal Diagnosis and Therapy.