Algorithms In Differential Diagnosis: How To Approach Common Presenting Complaints In Adult Patients, For Medical Students And Junior Doctors

Nigel Jie Ming Fong

This is a book for medical students and first-year doctors who wish to learn how to approach a patient’s symptoms, and sharpen their skills of clinical reasoning and diagnosis.Fifty-four presenting symptoms are discussed, covering approaches and conditions across various medical and surgical disciplines. Each chapter sets out the thought process behind history, examination, and investigations for a symptom, providing a systematic and practical algorithm to distinguish one differential from another. The reader will gain not only a functional approach to patients’ presenting complaints, but also learn how to better organize and apply medical knowledge in diagnostic reasoning.

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