Differential diagnosis mnemonic

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[edit] VINDICATE

  • V - Vascular
  • I - Infection/Inflammatory/Autoimmune
  • N - Neoplasm(Primary or Metastatic)
  • D - Drugs
  • I - Iatrogenic
  • C - Congenital/Developmental/Inherited
  • A - Anatomic
  • T - Trauma
  • E - Environmental Exposure/Endocrine/Metabolic

[edit] EVIDENCE

  • E - Environment(toxic/metabolic/traumatic)
  • V - Vascular
  • I - Infection and inflammatory (autoimmune)
  • D - Doctor induced (iatrogenic)
  • E - Endocrine (metabolic)
  • N - Neoplastic (primary/secondary)
  • C - Congenital (malformation or genetic)
  • E - Everything else