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The two main authors and eight additional authors survey in 15 chapters the most frequent syndromes by which disorders and diseases of the gut, mouth to anus, become apparent: abdominal pain, heartburn, disordered or painful swallowing, nausea and vomiting, bleeding, weight loss, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, ascites, gaseousness, anorexia and other eating disorders, and disturbed oral and nasal sensations. Most of the chapters provide an ample basis in pathophysiology and pathology for interpretation of symptoms and signs before moving into diagnostic possibilities and options in studies. The opening chapter is a pithy guide to efficient, productive interviewing of patients. Illustrative cases
Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Clinical Interpretation. Ann Intern Med. ;115:75. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-1-75_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(1):75.
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