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Decision Rule to Help Evaluate Patients With Involuntary Weight Loss

Purpose:

To separate patients with involuntary weight loss who are likely to have a physical cause from those without a physical cause.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, other testing

ICD-10:

R63.4

Description:

Marton et al developed a discriminant function in 1981 which can help identify those patients with involuntary weight loss who are likely to have a physical explanation for the weight loss, from those who do not have a physical explanation for the weight loss.

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