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About the Isabel Diagnosis Challenge
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) publishes presentations of common diseases and unusual cases in the Clinical pathology Conference (CPC) series. The cases are educational and can pose diagnostic challenges even to the expert physicians.
Using the clinical features of these cases, evaluate your diagnostic skills and compare your performance to that of the physicians at MGH. If you are an Isabel client or have a free-trial subscription, use the diagnosis system to get a list of likely diagnoses.
Demographic: Male, 34 years, South America (temperate)
- chronic diarrhea
- periodic paralysis
- foul smelling stools
- abdominal cramps
- weight loss
Before you continue, construct your own:
- Complete differential diagnosis
- Final diagnosis
Differential Diagnoses considered by the MGH panel:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Final Diagnosis of the case according to NEJM:
(i) Cystoisospora belli enteritis (ii)HIV infection
Differential Diagnoses of the case as given by Isabel:
Irritable bowel syndrome in Gastro
Was the final diagnosis given by Isabel:
Yes, (i) Cystoisospora belli enteritis in Infectious (ii) HIV infection in Infectious