Diagnosis from a 2 step diagnostic procedure in 158 patients admitted to hospital with unexplained weight loss

Total malignant diseases24%Total somatic disorders49%
Gastrointestinal tract12.7% Gastrointestinal diseases19%
Respiratory tract 4.4% Endocrine diseases11.4%
Malignant lymphoma 2.5% Cardiopulmonary diseases10.1%
Cancer of unknown primary syndrome 1.3% Alcohol induced malnutrition 5.1%
Prostatic carcinoma 1.3% Rheumatic diseases 2.5%
Breast carcinoma 0.6% Other 0.6%
Ovarian carcinoma 0.6%Total psychological disorders11%
Bladder carcinoma 0.6%Total unknown cause16%