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Rational Approach to Patients With Unintentional Weight Loss (Mayo Clinic Proceedings  Sep. 2001)
Ernest P. Bouras, Stephen M. Lange, and James S. Scolapio

Weight Loss  Diff-Diagnosis:

1.  Inadequate Food Intake

2.  Neurological

3.  Malabsorption Syndrome

4.  Chronic Infection

5.  Malignancy associated cachexia

6.  Adrenal (cortical) Insufficiency (Addison's Disease)

7.  Hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) - increased appetite

8.  Diabetes mellitus with proteinuria - increased appetite

9.  Lipodystrophies


1.Garg A. 2000. Am J Med. 108(2):143

2.Kotler DP. 2000. Ann Intern Med. 133(8):622

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