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The clinical presentation of respiratory disease

Julian Hopkin

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1802

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The clinical presentation of respiratory disease

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Respiratory disease can present in many ways, with variations attributable to many factors. The clinical presentation directs diagnostic hypothesis making, the choice of diagnostically discriminating investigations, and the most appropriate management. If a detailed history is not taken, the patient not observed carefully and examined diligently, and the information from these sources is not analysed correctly, then inappropriate investigation and management is likely....

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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