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General and endocrine examination 

General and endocrine examination
General and endocrine examination

James Thomas

and Tanya Monaghan


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


General examination





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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