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Differential Diagnosis of Primary Angiitis of Central Nervous System (PACNS)

Purpose:

To identify conditions that need to be excluded before the diagnosis of primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS) can be made.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

I77.6

Description:

A key criterion for the diagnosis of primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is exclusion of alternative explanations. The number of conditions to exclude is large, and an error of omission can lead to a misdiagnosis.

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