Key Features

  • This Fourth Edition covers 127 common presenting problems in both medicine and surgery in a consistent format.
  • Each topic includes a list of all potential causes of the condition, colour coded to indicate common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted.
  • Two sections cover the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders which provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results
  • The text includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate.
  • At the end of each topic a box highlights important learning points, or indicates symptom and signs suggestive of significant pathology which require urgent action.

Table of Contents

Abdominal pain

Abdominal swellings

Anaemia (low plasma haemoglobin)

Anorectal pain

Arm pain

Arm swellings

Ascites

Axillary swellings

Backache

Blood urea nitrogen

Breast lumps

Breast pain

Chest pain

Clotting abnormalities

Clubbing

Coma

Confusion

Constipation

Convulsions

Cough

Cyanosis

Deafness

Diarrhoea

Dizziness

Dysphagia

Dyspnoea

Ear disorders

Eye disorders

Facial pain

Facial swellings

Facial ulcers

Faecal incontinence

Finger lesions

Finger pain

Foot deformities

Foot pain

Foot ulcers

Gait abnormalities

Goitre

Groin swellings

Gum disorders

Gynaecomastia

Haematemesis

Haematuria

Haemoptysis

Halitosis

Hallucinations

Hand deformities

Headache

Hemiplegia

Hepatomegaly

Hiccups

Hirsutism

Hypercalcaemia (high calcium level)

Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar level)

Hyperkalaemia (high potassium level)

Hypernatraemia (high sodium level)

Hypertension

Hypocalcaemia (low calcium level)

Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level)

Hypokalaemia (low potassium level)

Hypomagnesaemia (low magnesium level)

Hyponatraemia (low sodium level)

Hypotension

Impotence

Intestinal obstruction

Jaundice

Jaw pain and swellings

Joint disorders

Kidney swellings

Leg pain

Leg swellings

Leg ulcers

Leucocytosis (high white cell count)

Leucopaenia (low white cell count)

Lip lesions

Lymphadenopathy

Malaena

Metabolic acidosis

Metabolic alkalosis

Mouth ulcers

Muscle weakness a

Details

No. of pages:
622
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054044
Electronic ISBN:
9780702057236
Print ISBN:
9780702054020
Print ISBN:
9780702054037