Intelligent preliminary diagnosis system for diseases with similar clinical presentation

Laberiano Andrade-Arenas, Cesar Yactayo-Arias


Accurately identifying diseases with similar symptoms, especially in resource-limited medical settings, is a key challenge to diagnostic accuracy. This paper presents a preliminary diagnostic system to address the challenge of diagnosing diseases with similar symptoms. The system has been implemented using the PyQt5 library and employs a unique symptom identification algorithm developed in Python. Furthermore, to carry out the diagnosis, it uses comma-separated values (CSV) and excel files as databases where the diseases and their respective symptoms are stored. The results show that the system has a precision of 95%, a sensitivity of 90%, and a specificity of 93% after evaluating 35 clinical cases covering seven diseases with similar initial symptoms, namely: dengue, zika, chikungunya, COVID-19, influenza, monkey-pox, and the common cold. Furthermore, the positive evaluation of the technical performance of the system by experts supports its practical feasibility and its potential as a valuable tool in medical practice. In conclusion, the system diagnoses diseases by analyzing the symptoms of the information file, highlighting its usefulness in improving the diagnostic accuracy of similar cases and optimizing medical care for the benefit of patients.


COVID-19; Dengue; Diagnostic system; Disease; Healthcare

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