underdiagnosis

noun
un·der·di·ag·no·sis | \ -ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-səs, -əg- \
plural underdiagnoses\-ˌsēz \

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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