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 (pə-thŏg′nə-mŏn′ĭk, păth′əg-nō-)
Specific to a certain disease or condition, as a symptom or finding on physical examination.

[Greek pathognōmonikos : patho-, patho- + gnōmonikos, able to judge (from gnōmōn, interpreter; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]


(Pathology) pathol characteristic or indicative of a particular disease
[C17: from Greek pathognōmonikos expert in judging illness, from patho- + gnōmōn judge]
ˌpathognoˈmonically adv


a. patognomónico-a, rel. a un signo o síntoma característico de una enfermedad.
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The Achilles tendon involvement is considered to be fairly pathognomonic for this condition and helps differentiate it from psoriasis, as well as an orange to yellow color of the keratoderma," Dr.
In ocular cystinosis, pathognomonic yellow-white crystalline deposits are observed in the cornea, but the kidneys are not affected.
This technique is usually performed under ultrasound guidance and is useful in the pre-operative diagnosis of HD by demonstrating the diagnostic hooklets and scolices in the aspiration fluid, which are pathognomonic.
The X-ray changes that are considered to be pathognomonic and found in almost all patients are dia-metaphyseal osteosclerosis bilaterally and symmetrically in the tubular bones of upper and lower extremities.
Peters will point out that interstitial cystitis actually consists of two different entities: a classic presentation featuring the pathognomonic Hunner's lesion on cystoscopy and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
5) This pattern is pathognomonic for Wolman disease.
7) Although these Touton cells are thought to be pathognomonic of JXG, early lesions may lack these cells.
Radiographically, the presence of a bowel-within-bowel configuration with or without mesenteric fat and mesenteric vessels on computed tomography (CT) imaging is pathognomonic for non-lead point intussusception.
The ultrasonographic detection of colonic diverticula, which appear as rounded protrusions of the colonic wall, is not pathognomonic for acute diverticulitis but only identifies the anatomical presence of colonic diverticula.
A response to antibiotics is also not pathognomonic.
We diagnosed this patient with vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) based on the fact that she had perifollicular hemorrhages with corkscrew hairs, which is a pathognomonic feature of the deficiency.
Conversely, the presence of SUAC is generally considered pathognomonic for TYR1.