VINDICATE – Mnemonic for differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis is the systematic method by which diseases of  similar presentation are distinguished by considering their various features. VINDICATE is mnemonic which helps to remember the various types of diseases to be considered in a differential diagnosis. VINDICATE stands for

  • V – Vascular
  • I – Inflammatory
  • N – Neoplastic
  • D – Degenerative / Deficiency
  • I – Idiopathic, Intoxication
  • C – Congenital
  • A – Autoimmune / Allergic
  • T – Traumatic
  • E –  Endocrine

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− 4 = 1

More in Medical mnemonics
Fever with rash – based on day of appearance of rash

Menmonic - Very Sick People Must Take Double Tablets This is decoded as follows: Fever with rash appearing on (approximately)...