VINDICATE medical mnemonic – differential diagnosis

This is an example of a mnemonic that is commonly used in the real world to help perform a differential diagnosis

  • Vascular
  • Infection (e.g. viruses, bacteria and fungal)
  • Neoplasm
  • Drugs (medications or illicit drugs)
  • Inflammatory/Idiopathic
  • Congenital
  • Autoimmune
  • Trauma
  • Endocrine/metabolic

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