A template for thinking about diseases

Definition

Epidemiology

Incidence and prevelance

Race

Age

Sex

Location

Risk factors

  • Enviromental or personal

  • Genetic and family

Aetiology

Use sieve if needs be

Pathogenesis

Morphology

Clinical features

Symptoms

Signs

Differential diagnosis

Investigations

  • basic

  • haematological

  • radiological

  • special

Diagnostic criteria

Management

Prognosis and complications

Complications may be:

  • Local/Distant

  • Early/Late

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