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Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis E-Book, 3rd Edition


Being able to make a correct diagnosis is one of the key aspects of every medical student's and junior doctor's clinical training. Problem-based learning is increasingly being used to focus on the causes behind the presentation of a clinical feature. The Third Edition of this best-selling book is packed full of information to help the reader move from a presenting problem to an accurate diagnosis.

New to This Edition

    • Now printed in colour throughout, with the relative frequency of the various conditions illustrated by colour coding, indicating common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted
    • Seven new chapters including rashes, thirst, and tiredness
    • Two new sections on the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results
    • Each chapter ends with a key points section to highlight major aspects of the diagnosis
    • An enlarged author team represents both medicine and surgery

Key Features

    • Covers 126 common presenting problems in both medicine and surgery in a consistent format
    • Each topic includes a list of all common causes of the condition
    • Key features of the various permutations are clearly discussed
    • Includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate

Author Information

    By Andrew T Raftery, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) , Clinical Anatomist, Honorary Teaching Fellow, Hull York Medical School; Formerly Consultant Surgeon, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield; Member (formerly Chairman), Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Member of Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate Speciality Board in General Surgery; Formerly Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield, UK; Eric KS Lim, MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK and Andrew J K Östör, MB BS FRACP, Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Lecturer, Addenbrooke's Hospital; Director, Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Copyright: 2010