Wednesday, December 30, 2009

History taking : Description of symptoms

The history of specific symptoms have to be described in this order:
Remember that a good doctor takes a good history before he OPERATES

Onset of symptoms
Exacerbating factors
Relieving factors
Associated symptoms
Time relation of symptoms ( Night pain etc )
Episodic nature ( Symptom free intervals etc )
Systemic inquiry related to symptom

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