How to take a medical history?
7-Special habits of medical importance
Patient main complaint in his own words with avoidance for multiple complaints
C-History of present illness:-
Starting from the last time at which the patient was completely healthy, we mention the symptoms and analyze each of them according to
1-Onset “Acute – gradual – Accidental”.
2-Course “Regressive – progressive – stationary – remission and exacerbation”.
3-Duration “Short – long”
We mention previous illness, similar attacks, surgical operations, drug treatment and blood transfusion.
We mention any history of consanguinity or similar conditions in the patient’s family.