underdiagnosis

noun
un·​der·​di·​ag·​no·​sis | \ -ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg- How to pronounce underdiagnosis (audio) \
plural underdiagnoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce underdiagnoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of underdiagnosis

: failure to recognize or correctly diagnose a disease or condition especially in a significant proportion of patients … a growing body of research that demonstrates an underdiagnosis of heart disease in women, as well as a lack of understanding about gender variations in symptoms of heart disease …Florida Today (Brevard County, Florida), 10 July 2007

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“Underdiagnosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/underdiagnosis. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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