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1. Injuries, illnesses, or other conditions for which a health insurance policy does not provide coverage. Exclusions exist because they are thought to be too risky for the health insurance provider. For example, many insurance providers exclude treatment for some types of cancer because they are so expensive to treat. See also: Pre-existing condition.

2. Income that is not considered gross income for tax purposes. Exclusions include gifts, inheritance, and some others. It is important to note that just because a type of income is an exclusion, it does not mean that it is not taxed; it simply may be taxed differently. Exclusions are stated in the U.S. Tax Code.


Medical services that insurance companies do not pay for are called exclusions. A typical exclusion is a wartime injury or a self-inflicted wound.

But coverage for certain pre-existing conditions, or health problems you had before you were covered by the policy, may also be excluded on some policies.


An amount of income that is not included in gross income because the Tax Code excludes it. Examples, include gain from a qualified sale of a principal residence, income earned abroad, and gifts and inheritances.
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The Revised Bethesda Criteria (Table 2) were proposed to identify individuals likely to have a mutation in one of the MMR genes, in addition to the family history proposed by the Amsterdam Criteria.
Seventeen patients and their families fulfilled the Amsterdam criteria I for HNPCC for relatives in three generations were affected with colorectal cancers.
BESS analyses of the MLH1 and MSH2 genes were performed on samples from four patients with known sequence-confirmed mutations and subsequently prospectively on samples from four patients who fulfilled the Amsterdam criteria.
Almost half of all patients with HNPCC can be identified through family history, and this fact has been incorporated in two sets of clinical criteria, known as the Bethesda criteria and the modified Amsterdam criteria.

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