un·​di·​ag·​nosed | \ ˌən-ˌdī-ig-ˈnōst How to pronounce undiagnosed (audio) , -əg-, -zd \

Definition of undiagnosed

: not diagnosed : not identified through diagnosis an undiagnosed illness … the symptoms of the syndrome may be subtle and thus may remain undiagnosed.— Dwight R. Robinson a condition that often goes undiagnosed

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Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, some often have a symptom of asthma, like a chronic, seasonal cough, that goes undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed as a common respiratory infection. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Laurel Griggs, 13, died after an asthma attack. How to know if symptoms could turn deadly," 11 Nov. 2019 Tom Holland sheds his Peter Parker image to take on a new movie role, that of an Iraq war vet suffering from undiagnosed PTSD who becomes a bank robber to pay off the debt caused by his drug addiction. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Tom Holland takes a dramatic turn in first look at Cherry from Avengers directors," 1 Nov. 2019 Cox plays Rory McNeil, a rugged elderly Scotsman from a remote Hebrides island who travels to San Francisco to seek treatment for an undiagnosed but clearly serious medical condition. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Etruscan Smile': Film Review," 31 Oct. 2019 Studies suggest the actual number, including the undiagnosed, is much higher; Acadia estimates the total is 2.4 million. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Positive results bring early halt to trial of dementia psychosis drug Nuplazid," 9 Sep. 2019 The physical and cognitive effects of TBI can go undiagnosed for years and can cause major disruption to an individual’s ability to live their life. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 21 Oct. 2019 Gallagher had blacked out from an undiagnosed sleep apnea condition while helming the train during the morning commute on Sept. 29, 2016. Fox News, "New Jersey train engineer in 2016 Hoboken deadly crash wins job back," 12 Sep. 2019 Other forms of mild concussions -- called subconcussive injuries -- can go undiagnosed. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Health researchers use blood test to detect mild concussions," 6 Sep. 2019 Included in the submissions is a man living with a severe undiagnosed skin condition. Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, "How Ann Curry's New Show Is Using Crowdsourcing to Crack Undiagnosed Medical Mysteries," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of undiagnosed

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Undiagnosed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiagnosed. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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un·​di·​ag·​nosed | \ -ˈnōst How to pronounce undiagnosed (audio) \

Medical Definition of undiagnosed

: not diagnosed : eluding diagnosis undiagnosed disease

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