Internal medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults. A physician who specialises in internal medicine is referred to as an internist. Subspecialties of internal medicine include allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, haematology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology, and rheumatology (MedicineNet.com).
Presented as case studies, this book discusses 29 disorders that physicians may encounter in daily practice. Each case is described in a step by step format, by history, physical examination, diagnosis techniques and treatment options. Key learning points are summarised at the end of each case.
The book covers both common and more unusual cases with an emphasis on common clinical symptoms, presented in question format. Tables, flowcharts and photographs enhance the understanding of key concepts.
29 case studies presenting common and unusual disorders seen in daily practice
Each case described in step by step format
Emphasis on common clinical symptoms presented in question format
Tables, flowcharts and photographs enhance learning
Atul Kakar DNB MNAMS FICP FRCPS (Glasgow) Professor Atul Gogia DNB MRCP (UK) Associate Professor Both at Department of Internal Medicine, Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India
Joint Pain, Rash and Fever Patient with Rash, Cough and Fever Cough and Fever along with Pain Abdomen Pyrexia of Unknown Origin Bloody Sputum in Patient with Claw Hand Jaundice in Patient with Fever Shortness of Breath and Abdominal Distension Cough and Chest Pain Patients with Diarrhea and Lower Limb Weakness Patient with Fracture and Altered Sensorium Obese Patient with Multiple Ulcers Backache with Limb Weakness Orbital Cellulitis in an Immunocompromised Person Muscle Pain and Fever Fever, Rashes and Breathlessness Severe Pain Abdomen with Rash Right-sided Weakness and Rash Recurrent Episode of Purpuric Rash High Grade Fever with Pneumonia Fever with Splenomegaly Painful Swelling of Joints in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis Dry Mouth with Pain Abdomen Chronic Diarrhea and Weight Loss Drowsiness in Elderly Patient Violent Cough with Dysphagia Throat Pain in a Young Patient Polyarthritis in Middle-aged Person Ringing in Ears in Young Man Backache in Elderly Patients