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How to take a medical history?

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A-Personal history:-

1-Complete name

2-Sex

3-Age

4-Occupation

5-Address

6-Marital state

7-Special habits of medical importance

8-Menstruation

B-Complaint:-

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”

D-Past history:-

We mention previous illness, similar attacks, surgical operations, drug treatment and blood transfusion.

E-Family history:-

We mention any history of consanguinity or similar conditions in the patient’s family.


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