Logically organized around the 36 most common presenting complaints - 80% of what you're likely to encounter in daily practice - Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints, 7th Edition, uses a practical, clinically oriented approach to help you master the differential diagnosis of common symptoms. Using a clear, consistent format, it walks you through the problem-solving process that most physicians use to make a diagnosis. This book is the ideal reference for the beginning student and the busy clinician.
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1. Abdominal Pain in Adults 2. Abdominal Pain in Children 3. Backache 4. Belching, Bloating, and Flatulence 5. Breast Lumps 6. Chest Pain 7. Colds, Flu and Stuffy Nose 8. Constipation 9. Cough 10. Diarrhea 11. Dizziness/Lightheadedness and Vertigo 12. Earache 13. Facial Pain 14. Fatigue 15. Fever 16. Forgetfulness 17. Headache 18. Heartburn and Indigestion 19. Insomnia 20. Menstrual Irregularities 21. Menstrual Pain 22. Nausea and/or Vomiting Without Abdominal Pain 23. Pain in the Foot 24. Pain in the Lower Extremity in Adults 25. Pain in the Lower Extremity and Limping in children 26. Pain in the Upper Extremity 27. Palpations 28. Shortness of Breath 29. Skin Problems 30. Sore Throat 31. Swelling of the Legs 32. Urethral discharge and Dysuria 33. Vaginal Discharge and Itching 34. Vision Problems and Other Common Eye Problems 35. Voiding Disorders and Incontinence 36. Weight Gain and Weight Loss