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General and endocrine examination 

General and endocrine examination
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General and endocrine examination
Author(s):

James Thomas

and Tanya Monaghan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199593972.003.0003

11 October, 2018: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 27 October 2021

Approaching the physical examination

First impressions

Set-up

General examination

Colour

Temperature

Hydration

Oedema

Nutritional status

Lymph nodes

Hands and upper limbs

Recognizable syndromes

Vitamin and trace element deficiencies

The elderly patient

The endocrine system

Symptoms in endocrinology

The rest of the history

General endocrine examination

Examining the thyroid

Examining the patient with diabetes

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