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Python client for Infermedica API

Infermedica Python client provides access to a medical diagnostic API created by Infermedica. The API documentation can be found at Infermedica Developer Portal.


Install using pip:

$ pip install infermedica-api

or using easy_install:

$ easy_install infermedica-api


First of all register for a developer account and obtain your app_id and app_key at Infermedica Developer Portal.

Option one

Configure a global API object to easily use it everywhere:

import infermedica_api

infermedica_api.configure(app_id='YOUR_APP_ID', app_key='YOUR_APP_KEY')

... and then in any module just import infermedica module and get configured API object:

import infermedica_api

api = infermedica_api.get_api()

Option two

Configure through a non-global API object:

import infermedica_api
api = infermedica_api.API(app_id='YOUR_APP_ID', app_key='YOUR_APP_KEY')


Api version

Both of the above options to configure API object take an optional parameter api_version, which determines the version of Infermedica API to be used. For the current version the default API version is set automatically to v2 and this is the recommended version to use.


Here is an example of how to use the API to get a list of patient's likely diagnoses.

import infermedica_api

api = infermedica_api.get_api()

# Create diagnosis object with initial patient information.
# Note that time argument is optional here as well as in the add_symptom function
request = infermedica_api.Diagnosis(sex='male', age=35)

request.add_symptom('s_21', 'present')
request.add_symptom('s_98', 'present')
request.add_symptom('s_107', 'absent')

# call diagnosis
request = api.diagnosis(request)

# Access question asked by API
print(request.question.text)  # actual text of the question
print(request.question.items)  # list of related evidences with possible answers
print(request.question.items[0]['choices'])  # list of possible answers
print(request.question.items[0]['choices'][0]['id'])  # answer id
print(request.question.items[0]['choices'][0]['label'])  # answer label

# Access list of conditions with probabilities

# Next update the request and get next question:
# Just example, the id and answer shall be taken from the real user answer
request.add_symptom(request.question.items[0]['id'], request.question.items[0]['choices'][1]['id'])

# call diagnosis method again
request = api.diagnosis(request)

# ... and so on, until you decide to stop the diagnostic interview.

Note that after each diagnosis call, the request object gets updated and you can obtain a diagnostic question to ask. You can also update the request object with new observations or risk factors to get even more precise diagnostic insights and new questions to verify.

For more take a look at provided examples.


The library provide it's own set of exceptions, which may be raised on any of the API calls. The following methods info, search, lookup, parse, diagnosis, explain, triage, condition_details, condition_list, symptom_details, symptom_list, lab_test_details, lab_test_list, risk_factor_details, red_flags, rationale and risk_factor_list may raise one of the following exceptions:


There are also three additional exception that may occur:

MissingConfiguration is raised during the get_api call if the API for given alias was not configured or the default API has not been configured, while calling get_api without alias parameter.

MethodNotAvailableInAPIVersion is raised if one try to use method from different API version.

InvalidSearchFilter is raised when wrong filters are applied to the search API call.


To easily run examples edit examples/ file and enter your account credentials. Then go to examples folder and just run the following:

$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python
$ python


Arkadiusz Szydełko (akszydelko) and Paweł Iwaszko (iwaszko) are the creators and current maintainers of the Infermedica API Python client.

Pull requests are always welcome. Before submitting a pull request, please ensure that your coding style follows PEP 8 and rules form .editorconfig file.


Copyright 2017 by Infermedica.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
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