New to this edition
A new authorial team have thoroughly revised the contents and ensured the coverage is entirely appropriate for the book’s readership.
This Fifth Edition covers 125 common presenting problems in both medicine and surgery in a consistent format.
Each topic includes a list of all potential causes of the condition, colour coded to indicate common, occasional or rare causes. Important geographical variations are also highlighted.
Two sections cover the differential diagnosis of biochemical and haematological disorders which provide a ready check when reviewing abnormal results
The text includes a targeted guide to the relevant general and specific follow-up investigations which should be carried out as appropriate.
Each topic ends with a box highlighting important learning points, or indicating symptom and signs suggestive of significant pathology which require urgent action.
By Thomas A Slater, MBBS, MRCP; Mohammed Abdul Waduud, BSc, MBChB, MSc, MRCS, PgCert Health Research, British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Leeds and Nadeem Ahmed, BSc (Med Sci) MSc (Imaging) MBChB