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Differential Diagnosis For Anorexia in Elderly


List of current finding(s):

Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Bacterial endocarditis, subacute
Salmonella/enteric fever/septicemia
Immune deficiency , acquired (AIDS/HIV)
Typhoid fever
Bacterial endocarditis/acute
Infected organ, Abscesses
Abscess, intraperitoneal, RL quadrant
Appendix abscess
Endocarditis, infective
Endocarditis, right heart
Abscess, abdominal, visceral
Abscess, gallbladder/pericholecystic
Appendix, ruptured
Diverticulitis, colon
Right sided diverticulitis
Subhepatic/gallbladder bed abscess
Abscess, subphrenic
Lung abscess
Chronic mesenteritis/retractile
Granulomatous, Inflammatory Disorders
Pancreatitis, acute
Pancreatitis, chronic
Neoplastic Disorders
Hypercalcemia of malignancy
Metastatic bone disease
Metastatic malignancy (cancer)
Adenocarcinoma, colon
Metastatic lung disease
Occult tumor/cancer
Carcinoma, hepatocellular
Carcinoma, oat cell (small cell), lung
Metastatic liver disease
Myelogenous leukemia, chronic
Adenocarcinoma, esophagus,distal
Adenocarcinoma, gastric
Adenocarcinoma, pancreatic
Carcinoma lung squamous cell/large cell
Carcinoma, bronchogenic
Carcinoma, renal cell
Gastric carcinoma superficial spreading
Metastasis to stomach/gastrum
Stomach, carcinoma, scirrhous
Carcinoma, biliary tree
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Temporal/Craniotemporal arteritis
Ankylosing spondylitis (Marie-Strumple)
Lupus erythematosis, systemic
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Biochemical Disorders
Deficiency Disorders
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Hepatic necrosis, acute/subacute
Gastritis, atrophic
Relational, Mental, Psychiatric Disorders
Psychotic depression/suicidal
Agitated depression
Depression, endogenous
Depression, reactive
Involutional depression
Major depressive episode
Stress/Emotional event/Psychologic
Depression/secondary to illness
Depressional equivalent/somatic disord.
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Cecum diverticulum/diverticulitis
Cirrhosis, biliary, secondary
Perforated Cecum
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Abdominal angina
Acute Superior Mesenteric Artery Blockage
Ischemic bowel disease
Mesenteric vascular insufficiency
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Addison's disease (chronic adrenal ins)
Hyperparathyroidism, primary
Adrenocorticoid (Isolated) Deficiency
Reference to Organ System
Cardiomyopathy, congestive
Esophagogastritis, corrosive
Congestive heart failure
Right congestive heart failure/chronic
Liver, passive congestion
Cirrhosis portal (Laennecs/alcoholic)
Renal Failure Chronic
Cirrhosis, cryptogenic
Congestive heart failure/occult/chron.
Pernicious anemia
Cirrhosis, cardiac
Cirrhosis, postnecrotic
Gastritis, chronic, hypertrophic
Hepatic congestion/centrilobular necr's
Acute Abdomen
Aspirin gastritis
Drug induced Gastritis.
Drug induced Gastroenteritis-
Drug induced Cholestasis hepatitis.
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Alcohol gastritis
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Hepatotoxic drugs
Drug induced Hepatitis.
Corrosive gastritis
Drug induced Hepatitis, idiosyncratic-
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External Links Related to Anorexia in Elderly
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)