USBMIS recently released their new title IDdx, which means Infectious Disease differential diagnosis. The app is based on the popular infectious disease reference, Control of Communicable Disease Manual.
This is the ultimate differential diagnosis app design that we have been waiting for …
See how it looks on Windows Mobile;
As we can see above there are two main buttons, one for diseases and another for symptoms. So we can either search by diseases and we’ll get all the symptoms and signs associated with that disease or on the other hand we can diagnosticate by adding the symptoms and see which diseases may cause those symptoms.
Not only that but even there are several filters like choosing whether the disease should have all of the symptoms together or any of them and also we can choose the chronicity and some epidemiological factors.
The user interface is fantastic and the logic behind the design is unmatched by any other differential diagnosis program that we have seen so far for the PDA. In fact, this is exactly what we dreamed of a year ago.
However, one glitch we’d like to see it fixed in future versions which is the replacement of the alphabetical listing of the ddx disease list by one that is ranked from commonest to rarest. This way it will truly be a complete infectious disease secret weapon on the bedside.
Also the app can be enormously enhanced if they add lab values data input in the ddx generation and interlinking with other USBMIS titles did not work appropriately. In addition, it would be great if they make an iPhone version and if the Palm and Windows Mobile installation be little easier with less registration steps.
IDdx can be purchased or downloaded as free trial directly from the USBMIS website
For further details check the IDdx Pda4peds review.
IDdx is listed in the infectious disease Pda4eds best app polls. Vote for it there!