Ferri's Differential Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to the Differential Diagnosis of Symptoms, Signs, and Clinical Disorders

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Aug 26, 2010 - Medical - 576 pages

Ferri's Differential Diagnosis is a quick reference to the differential diagnosis, etiology, and classification of clinical disorders, signs, and symptoms. Dr. Fred F. Ferri-the respected best-selling author-presents over 1000 signs, symptoms, and clinical disorders. Comprehensive yet small enough to fit in your pocket, this portable guide is a rapid resource for everything you see in daily practice-from abdominal distension to Zenker's Diverticulum.

  • Quickly locate the information you need with an organization that presents differential diagnosis by sign and symptom as well as disorder.
  • Easily identify the likeliest diagnosis through diagnostic possibilities listed in order of incidence.
  • Tap into the authoritative guidance of Dr. Fred Ferri, the respected expert responsible for best-selling titles such as Ferri's Clinical Advisor, Ferri's Fast Facts, and Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient.
  • Apply the differential diagnosis of over 100 new signs, symptoms, and clinical disorders.
 

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Contents

Abdominal Distention
1
Abdominal Pain Adolescence
2
Abdominal Pain Diffuse
3
Abdominal Pain Infancy
4
Abdominal Pain Nonsurgical Causes
5
Abdominal Pain Poorly Localized
6
Abdominal Pain Right Lower Quadrant
7
Abdominal Pain Suprapubic
8
Hypoimmunoglobulinemia
269
Hypomagnesemia
270
Hyponatremia
271
Hypoosmolality Serum
272
Hypopigmentation
273
Hypoproteinemia
274
Hypothyroidism
275
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
276

Abortion Recurrent
9
Abscess Breast
10
Abscess Perirectal
11
Abuse Elder
12
Aches and Pains Diffuse
13
Acidosis Lactic
14
Acidosis Respiratory
15
Acne Keloidalis
16
Acrochordon
17
Acute Bronchitis
18
Addisons Disease Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency
19
Adynamic Ileus
20
Airway Obstruction Pediatric Age
21
AkineticRigid Syndrome
22
Alkalosis Respiratory
23
Alopecia Areata
24
Alveolar Hemorrhage
25
Amblyopia
26
Amnesia
27
Anaerobic Infections
28
Anal Fissure
29
Androgen Excess ReproductiveAge Woman
30
Anemia Drug Induced
31
Anemia Low Reticulocyte Count
32
Anemia Pernicious
34
Aneurysms Thoracic Aorta
35
Angioma Cherry Angioma
36
Anion Gap Decrease
37
Ankle Fracture
38
Anthrax
39
Anxiety
40
Aphthous Stomatitis Canker Sores
41
Appendicitis
43
Arterial Occlusion
44
Arthritis and Diarrhea
45
Arthritis and Muscle Weakness
46
Arthritis and Weight Loss
47
Arthritis Granulomatous
48
Arthritis Polyarticular
50
Arthritis Septic
51
Aspergillosis
52
Asthma Childhood
53
Ataxia
54
Ataxia Chronic or Progressive
55
Atrial Fibrillation
56
Atrial Septal Defect ASD
57
AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder ADHD
58
AV Nodal Block
59
Back Pain
60
Back Pain Viscerogenic Origin
61
Barretts Esophagus
62
Beckers Nevus
63
Bile Duct Dilated39
64
Bites and Stings Insect
65
Bleeding Lower GI
66
Bleeding Lower GI Pediatric
67
Bleeding Rectal
68
Bleeding Time Elevation
69
Bleeding Upper GI Pediatric
70
Blepharitis
71
Blisters Subepidermal
74
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Inherited
75
Bone Marrow Fibrosis
76
Bone Mineral Density Increased
77
Bone Tumor Primary Malignant
78
Botulism
79
Breast Cancer
80
Breathing Noisy
81
Bronchitis Acute
82
Bruxism
83
Bullous Diseases
84
Bursitis
85
Calcium Stones
86
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
87
Cardiac Death Sudden
88
Cardiac Murmurs
89
Cardiac Tamponade
90
Cardiogenic Shock
91
Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic
92
Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
93
Celiac Disease
94
Cerebrovascular Disease Ischemic
95
Cervical Cancer
96
Cervicitis
97
Chest Pain Nonpleuritic
99
Chickenpox Varicella
100
Cholelithiasis
101
Chorea
102
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
103
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy CIDP
104
Chylothorax
105
Claudication
106
Cobalamin Deficiency
107
Cocaine Overdose
108
Color Changes Cutaneous
110
Colorectal Cancer
111
Coma Normal Computed Tomography
112
Coma Pediatric Population
113
Condyloma Acuminatum
115
Congestive Heart Failure
116
Constipation
117
Constipation Adult Patient
118
Contact Dermatitis Contact Eczema
119
Corneal Ulceration
120
Craniopharyngioma
121
Cryoglobulinemia
122
Cryptosporidiosis
123
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
124
Cylindroma
125
Cystic Fibrosis
126
Decubitus Ulcer
127
Delirium Dialysis Patient
129
Demyelinating Diseases
130
Dependent Personality
131
Dermatitis Atopic
132
Dermatofibroma
133
Dermatosis by Morphology
134
Dermatosis by Region
140
Dermoid Cyst
146
Diarrhea Acute Watery and Bloody
147
Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease
148
Diplopia Binocular
149
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus DLE
150
Drug Eruption
151
Dry Eye
152
Dyspareunia
153
Dyspepsia Nonulcerative
154
Dyspnea
155
Dystonia
156
Echinococcosis
157
Eczema Herpeticum
158
Edema Generalized
159
Edema of Lower Extremities
160
Ejection Sound or Click
161
Emboli Arterial
162
Empyema
164
Encephalopathy
165
Encephalopathy Metabolic
166
Endometrial Cancer
167
Enuresis
168
Ephelides Freckles
169
Epiglottitis
170
EpsteinBarr Infection
171
Erysipelas
172
Erythematous Annular Skin Lesions
173
Esophageal Cancer
174
Essential Tremor
175
Eyelid Neoplasm
176
Eye Pain
177
Facial Paralysis
178
Failure to Thrive
179
Fatty Liver
180
Feltys Syndrome
181
Fever and Rash
182
Fever of Undetermined Origin FUO Possible Causes
184
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
185
Fifth Disease
186
Flatulence and Bloating
187
Folliculitis
188
Foot Dermatitis
189
Forearm and Hand Pain
190
Frozen Shoulder
191
Galactorrhea
192
Gastric Emptying Delayed
193
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
194
Giant Cell Arteritis
195
Glaucoma Chronic OpenAngle
196
Glomus Tumor
197
Glucocorticoid Deficiency
198
Gonorrhea
199
Granuloma Inguinale
200
Granulomatous Liver Disease
202
Graves Disease
203
Groin Pain Active Patient
204
GuillainBarré Syndrome
205
Hairy Tongue
206
Hand Pain and Swelling
207
Headache Acute
208
Headache and Facial Pain
209
Headache Cluster
211
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Masses
212
Heart Failure Pregnancy
213
Heel Pain Plantar
214
HELLP Syndrome
215
Hematuria
216
Hematuria Cause by Age and Sex
217
Hemochromatosis
218
Hemolysis Mechanical
219
Hemophilia
220
Hemorrhoids
221
Hepatic Cysts
222
Hepatitis Acute
223
Hepatitis Autoimmune
224
Hepatitis B
225
Hepatitis E
226
Hepatomegaly by Shape of Liver
227
Hepatorenal Syndrome
228
Herpangina
229
Herpes Simplex Genital
230
Hiccups
231
Hip Pain Children
232
Hirsutism
234
Histrionic Personality
235
HIV Infection Chest Radiographic Abnormalities
236
HIV Infection Cognitive Impairment
237
HIV Infection Esophageal Disease
238
HIV Infection Hepatic Disease
239
HIV Infection Lower GI Tract Disease
240
HIV Infection Ocular Manifestations
241
HIV Infection Pulmonary Disease
242
Hoarseness
243
Hodgkins Disease
244
Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis
245
Huntingtons Disease
246
Hydrocephalus
247
Hyperaldosteronism
248
Hyperbilirubinemia Total
249
Hypercalcemia Malignancy Induced
250
Hypercholesterolemia
251
Hypercoagulable State Associated Disorders
252
Hypercoagulable State Inherited
253
Hypercortisolemia
254
Hypergastrinemia
255
Hyperhidrosis
256
Hyperimmunoglobulinemia
257
Hyperkalemia
258
Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
259
Hypernatremia
260
Hyperosmolality Urine
261
Hyperpigmentation
262
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
263
Hypertrichosis
264
Hyperuricemia
265
Hypoalbuminemia
266
Hypocapnia
267
Hypochloremia
268
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
277
Impotence
278
Incontinence Fecal
279
Infertility Male
280
Influenza
281
Interstitial Cystitis
282
Intracranial Lesion
283
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
284
Ischemic Colitis Nonocclusive
285
Jaundice
286
Jaundice in the Adult Patient
287
Joint Pain Anterior Hip Medial Thigh Knee
288
Joint Pain Hip Lateral Thigh
289
Joint Pain Polyarticular
290
Jugular Venous Distention
291
Kawasakis Disease
292
Kidney Enlargement Unilateral
293
Knee Pain in Different Age Groups
294
Korsakoffs Psychosis
295
Lactose Intolerance
296
Laryngitis
297
Left Axis Deviation
298
Leg Length Discrepancies
299
Leg Ulcers
300
LeggCalvéPerthes Disease
301
Leptomeningeal Lesions
302
Leukoplakia Oral Hairy Oral Hairy Cell Leukoplakia
303
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
304
Listeriosis
305
Liver Lesions Benign Often Confused with Malignancy
306
Lumbar Disk Syndrome
307
Lymphadenopathy
308
Lymphangitis
310
Lymphocytosis
311
Macrothrombocytopenia Inherited
312
Malaria
313
MalloryWeiss Tear
314
Mastoiditis
315
Mediastinitis Acute
316
Melanocytic Nevi Moles
317
Melanonychia
318
Menieres Disease
319
Meningitis Chronic
320
Menopause
321
Metabolic Syndrome
322
Metatarsalgia
323
Microcytosis
324
Mild Cognitive Impairment
325
Mitral Regurgitation
326
Monoarthritis Acute
327
Mononucleosis
328
Mucormycosis
329
Mumps
330
Muscle Weakness
331
Muscular Dystrophy
332
Mycosis Fungoides
333
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
334
Myocarditis
335
Myoglobinuria
336
Myopathies Toxic
337
Myotonia
338
Myxedema Coma
339
Nail Koilonychia
340
Nail Striations
341
Narcissistic Personality
342
Neck and Arm Pain
343
Necrobiosis Lipoidica
344
Nephroblastoma
345
Neuroblastoma
346
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
347
Neurologic Deficit Multifocal
348
Neuropathies with Facial Nerve Involvement
349
Neutropenia
350
Nevus of Ota and Ito
351
Nodules Painful
352
Nystagmus Monocular
353
Ocular Foreign Body
354
Ophthalmoplegia1
355
Optic Atrophy
356
Oral Mucosa Pigmented Lesions
357
Oral Ulcers Acute
358
Orbital Lesions Cystic
359
Orofacial Pain
360
OsgoodSchlatter Disease
361
Osteoporosis
362
Otitis Externa
363
Ovarian Mass
364
Pagets Disease of Bone
365
Pain Midfoot
366
Pain Posterior Heel
367
Palpitations
368
Pancreatitis Acute
369
Panic Disorder
370
Papilledema
371
Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes
372
Paranoid Personality Disorder
373
Paraplegia
374
Parkinsons Disease
375
Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria PCH
377
Pedophilia
378
Pelvic Pain Chronic
379
Pemphigus Vulgaris
380
Peptic Ulcer Disease
381
Pericarditis
382
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
383
Peritonitis Secondary
384
Periumbilical Swelling
385
Photodermatoses
386
Pinworms
387
Pityriasis Alba
388
Pleural Effusions
389
Pneumonia Bacterial
390
Pneumonia Recurrent
391
Polyarteritis Nodosa
392
Polymorphous Light Eruption
393
Polyneuropathy
394
Polyneuropathy Drug Induced
395
Polyneuropathy Symmetric
396
Popliteal Swelling
397
Postconcussive Syndrome
398
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
399
Preeclampsia
400
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
401
Pronator Syndrome
402
Proteinuria
403
Pruritus Ani
404
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae Ingrown Hairs Razor Bumps
405
Pseudoinfarction
406
Psittacosis
407
Ptosis
408
Puberty Delayed
409
Puberty Precocious
410
Pulmonary Hypertension Primary
411
Pulmonary Nodule Solitary
412
Purpura
413
Pyogenic Granuloma
414
Rabies
415
Raynauds Phenomenon
416
Rectal Pain
417
Red Hot Joint
418
Renal Cell Adenocarcinoma
419
Renal Failure Postrenal Causes
420
Renal Tubular Acidosis
421
Respiratory Failure Hypoventilatory
422
Reticulocytosis
423
Retinopathy Hypertensive
424
Rheumatic Fever
425
Rhinitis Allergic
426
Right Axis Deviation
427
Rosacea
428
Salivary Gland Enlargement
429
Sarcoidosis
430
Schistosomiasis
431
Scrotal Pain
432
Seasonal Affective Disorder
433
Seizures Absence
434
Septicemia
435
Serotonin Syndrome
436
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Anorectal Region
437
Shoulder Pain
438
Sialadenitis
439
Silicosis
440
Small Bowel Obstruction
441
Smallpox
442
Sore Throat
443
Spinal Cord Compression Epidural
444
Spinal Epidural Abscess
445
Spinal Tumors
446
Splenomegaly
447
Splenomegaly and Hepatomegaly
448
Spontaneous Miscarriage
450
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
451
Status Epilepticus
452
Stomatitis Bullous
453
Stomatitis Red Lesions
454
Strabismus
455
Stroke
456
Stroke Young Adult Causes
458
STSegment Elevations Nonischemic
459
Sudden Death Pediatric Age
460
Sudden Death Young Athlete
461
Syncope
462
Tabes Dorsalis
463
Tardive Dyskinesia
464
Taste and Smell Loss
465
Testicular Failure
466
Testicular Neoplasm
467
Testicular Pain
468
Tetanus
469
Thromboangiitis Obliterans
470
Thrombocytopenia Inherited Disorders
471
Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy
472
Thrombophlebitis Superficial
473
Thyroid Nodule
474
TickRelated Infections
475
Tinea Corporis
476
Tinea Versicolor Pityriasis Versicolor
477
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
478
Toxoplasmosis
479
Tracheitis
480
Trichotillomania
481
Tropical Sprue
482
Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease
483
Tumor Markers Elevation
484
Turners Syndrome
485
Urethral Discharge and Dysuria
486
Urinary Retention Acute
487
Urine Red
488
Urolithiasis
489
Urticaria Hives
490
Uterine Myoma
491
Vaginal Bleeding Pregnancy
492
Varicocele
493
Vasculitis Diseases That Mimic Vasculitis
494
Venous Lake
495
Ventricular Septal Defect
496
Vesiculobullous Diseases
497
Vesiculopustules Newborn Infants
498
Vision Loss Chronic Progressive
499
Vocal Cord Paralysis
500
Volume Excess
501
Vulvar Cancer
502
Vulvovaginitis Bacterial
504
Vulvovaginitis Trichomonas
505
Weakness Gradual Onset
506
Weight Loss
507
Wheezing
508
Whiplash
509
Wrist Pain
510
Wrist and Hand Pain in Different Age Groups
511
Xanthoma
513
Xerostomia
514
Zenkers Diverticulum
515
Index
519
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Ferri is a Clinical Professor of Community Health at the Alpert Medical School, Brown University and author of over 30 medical books. He has been the best selling medical author in the United States over the past 25 years and is also well known and respected internationally. He has been a visiting Professor at other medical schools and many of his books have been translated in several languages. In addition to his numerous publications, he has had a distinguished academic career at Brown University where he has received several awards for his dedication to teaching including the Brown University Excellence in Teaching award and Dean's teaching Award, and with the American College of Physicians where he was inducted as a Fellow in the ACP and has been a recipient of the Irving Addison Beck Award from the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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