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Differential diagnosis of common presentations 

Differential diagnosis of common presentations
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Differential diagnosis of common presentations
Author(s):

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198797425.003.0016
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date: 17 August 2019

This chapter explores the differential diagnosis of common presentations, including abdominal pain and distension, back pain, blackouts and collapse, breathlessness and dyspnoea, chest pain, confusion, constipation, cough, cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancy, diarrhoea, dysphagia, falls, fever, fits and seizures, haematemesis and melaena, haematuria, haemoptysis, headache, hemiparesis, hoarseness, itching and pruritus, joint pain and swelling, leg swelling, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, palpitations, tremor, unconsciousness and reduced consciousness, weak legs, and wheeze.

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