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Ranging from palpitations in section 1 to pyrexia of undetermined origin in section 32, the authors have compiled a series of short essays related to the meanings and ramifications of a group of common symptoms and signs in clinical medicine. Each section is followed by a case history designed to highlight the significance and the differential diagnosis of the manifestation. The approach is relevant to the practice of medicine, because it emphasizes the patient's chief complaint or his major sign of illness. It is necessarily repetitive to a degree because many disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, may present in a
Differential Diagnosis. Clinical Interpretation and Pathophysiology Related to Signs and Symptoms with Illustrative Case Studies.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:726. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-726_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):726.
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