Differential Diagnosis in Hedgehogs

Although some diseases are merely arranged alphabetically, other lists are based on the mnemonic acronym DAMNIT. This commonly used veterinary medical record scheme divides disease mechanisms into the following categories: degenerative, anomalous, metabolic, neoplastic or nutritional; infectious, inflammatory, idiopathic, immune-mediated, or infarct/vascular; and traumatic or toxic. Exercise professional judgment when evaluating this information. Differential Diagnosis in African Pygmy Hedgehogs is designed as an aide or reminder system for use by qualified veterinarians and should never be used for diagnostic decision-making . . .


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