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

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Mosby Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 378 pages
Here's a portable, concise guide to differential diagnosis for over 900 signs, symptoms and clinical disorders. Differential diagnoses are listed both by presenting sign or symptom and by clinical disorder, so you can confirm your diagnosis accurately, completely, and quickly. This is a versatile, easy-to-use reference you'll consult every day.

  • Authored by 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.
  • Portable and practical for fast reference on the differential diagnosis of over 900 items encountered in both in-patient and out-patient settings.
  • Organized alphabetically for easy access
  • Presents differential diagnoses both by sign and symptom and by disorder so you can quickly locate the information you need.
  • Comprehensive but concise, and small enough to fit in your pocket.
  • List diagnostic possibilities in declining order of incidence, helping you to focus on the likeliest diagnosis.

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Contents

Contents
1
Esophageal Cancer
8
CONTENTS
13
Anergy Cutaneous
26
Anion Gap Increase
27
Arthritis and Heart Murmur
33
Aspergillosis
39
CONTENTS
41
Hypopigmentation
192
CONTENTS
195
Leg Length Discrepancies
208
Liver Enzyme Elevation
211
Meigs Syndrome
217
Mitral Regurgitation
223
CONTENTS
224
Myocarditis
230

Blisters Subepidermal
54
Breath Odor
58
Cardiac Tamponade
64
Chest Pain Children
70
CONTENTS
71
Conversion Disorder
84
Cryptosporidiosis
87
Dependent Personality
93
Dysmenorrhea
99
CONTENTS
102
Esophageal Perforation
115
Fever in Returning Travelers and Immigrants
121
Gardners Syndrome
127
CONTENTS
128
Headache Cluster
141
Hemolysis and Hemoglobinuria
146
Hepatitis D
152
Histoplasmosis
158
CONTENTS
162
Hyperhidrosis
175
Hyperparathyroidism
180
Hypocapnia
186
Nail Yellowing
236
Neck Mass
238
Ocular Foreign Body
244
Ovulatory Dysfunction
250
Peritonitis Spontaneous Bacterial
266
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
272
Prolactinoma
278
Renal Failure Postrenal Causes
291
Reticulocytosis
293
Scarlet Fever
299
Sheehans Syndrome
305
Stroke Young Adult Causes
319
Sudden Death Pediatric Age
321
Testicular Failure
327
Thyroid Nodule
333
CONTENTS
335
Vaginal Discharge Prepubertal Girls
348
Ventricular Septal Defect
350
Vulvar Lesions
356
Whiplash
362
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Ferri is Clinial Professor, Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Profidence, Rhode Island.

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