1) Chief complaints All teh complaints by the patient or family should be noted. It should be in descending order of time of symptoms 2) History of presenting illness- Ask abou the following in brief Mode of onset- Acute/ subacute/ chronic Progress Duration Appetite Loss of weight/ fatigue Bladder/ bowel 3) Past history   Rheumatic fever Tuberculosis Malaria Jaundice Systemic hypertension […]

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Most history taking follows the below format Details of the patient History Physical examination Summary Diagnosis Differential diagnosis Investigations Management History of presenting complaints 1) Details of the patient Name Sex Age Occupation Address Accompanying person and the relation 2) History Chief presenting complaints Past medical history Family history Treatment history Psychological history Obstetric history […]

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History taking is an art and has to be practised each time you see a patient. Below is the format The History 1) Chief complaints Should be in descending order of time of symptoms 2) History of presenting illness Mode of onset- Acute/ subacute/ chronic Progress Duration Appetite Loss of weight/ fatigue Bladder/ bowel 3) […]

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Medical students theory History taking scheme Most history taking follows the below format Details of the patient History Physical examination Summary Diagnosis Differential diagnosis Investigations Management History of presenting complaints 1) Details of the patient Name Sex Age Occupation Address Accompanying person and the relation 2) History Chief presenting complaints Past medical history Family history […]

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