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Symptoms and signs 

Symptoms and signs
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Symptoms and signs
Author(s):

Drew Provan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198766537.003.0001
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date: 22 September 2019

Patients usually do not present with diseases, but rather with symptoms and signs. This initial chapter provides a patient-focused approach to diagnosis. By examining the signs and symptoms, the reader can then reach a working diagnosis or at least a differential diagnosis. By then reading the relevant sections of the book, the reader will then be able to come to a firm diagnosis.

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