Weight loss

Last updated: Thursday, 20, January, 2011
CausesAppropriate Tests

Unexplained weight loss requires careful clinical assessment for a possible underlying cause.

Malnutrition

Occult malignancy, especially

  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Pancreas
  • Lymphoma

See specific malignant disorders.

See Carnicome
See Pancreatic neoplasm

Gastrointestinal disease

Occult infection

See Infection underĀ Pyrexia of unknown origin

Endocrine disease