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In this post we are going to share Symptom Sorter 5th Edition Free PDF  Download with direct link candidates can also check online preview before downloading this pdf e-book Symptom Sorter fight edition. Keith Hopcroft is a GP in Basildon has written this amazing book. This free medical diagonis book available at Health Care for Physicians, Nurses, Undergraduates, and Postgraduates that helps them understand common symptoms. Combined with our own experience with the help of the authors’ opinion, we should then be able to make better medical decisions.

Life would be much simpler for GPs if patients presented with diagnoses. Unfortunately, they do not: they present with symptoms, which are frequently vague, sometimes multiple, and occasionally obscure. It is up to the GP to create some order from this chaos. However, the vast majority of clinical texts adopt a diagnosis, rather than symptom-based, approach, and the few which do reflect the reality of patient presentations are inevitably orientated towards hospital medicine and so are irrelevant to GPs.

This eBook Symptom Sorter 5th Edition Free PDF, originally serialized, in a diff errant form, in Doctor magazine, aims to redress the
balance. It analyses a multitude of symptoms commonly seen in primary care and, for each,
presents diff entails, distinguishing features, possible investigations, and key points. The only
omissions are presentations for which there are so few differentials that diagnosis is really quite
simple (e.g. ‘lump on elbow’); those which rarely present in isolation (e.g. nausea, anorexia); and
those which are so rare that the reader would be sure to require specialist advice (our personal
favorite being ‘pilimiction’).

Written by two full-time GP principals, its perspective is very much grassroots primary care – though informed by the latest evidence and guidance where possible or appropriate – and its appeal is therefore wide. GP registrars and young principals, relatively unfamiliar with the protean presentations possible in general practice, will be able to check their diagnostic hypotheses against the information in the book; the more experienced GP might use it as a refresher or as a pointer to a more exotic diagnosis in an unusual case; and the nurse practitioner, taking increasing responsibility as the first port of call in primary care for many patients, will find the contents unique and essential.


Book Name Symptom Sorter 5th Edition 
Author of Book  Keith Hopcroft
Language English
Format PDF
Category Medical Books



Topics of this Edition:

Symptom Sorter 5th Edition free pdf covers the following topics



  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Abdomen
  • Anorectal
  • Breast
  • Cerebral
  • Chest
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Face
  • General physical
  • Genital
  • Hair and Nails
  • Limbs
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Oral
  • Pelvic
  • Periods
  • Skin
  • Urinary

About Author:

Keith Hopcroft is a GP in Basildon, Essex, UK, an associate trainer, an editorial adviser to Pulse, and a medical writer and columnist. Vincent Forte is a GP in Gorleston, Norfolk, UK



Here are all the abbreviation of this E-book

A&E: accident and emergency
ABPI: ankle-brachial pressure index
ACE: angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACR: albumin creatinine ratio
ACTH: adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADH:  antidiuretic hormone
AF:  atrial fibrillation
AFP: α fetoprotein
ALT: alanine-amino transferase
ANUG: acute necrotizing ulcerative

ARC AIDS-related complex
ASO antistreptolysin
AST aspartate-amino transferase
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BNP B type natriuretic peptide
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BTB breakthrough bleeding
BV bacterial vaginosis
BXO balanitis xerotica obliterans
CA-125 cancer antigen 125
CCF congestive cardiac failure
CKD chronic kidney disease
CNS central nervous system
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary
CPK creatine phosphokinase
CREST calcinosis/Raynaud’s
phenomenon/ oesophageal dysmotility/
CRF chronic renal failure
CRP C-reactive protein
CSF cerebrospinal fl uid
CT carpal tunnel
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest X-ray
D&C dilatation and curettage

DIC disseminated intravascular
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DU duodenal ulcer
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DVT deep vein thrombosis
DXA dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
EAM external auditory meatus
EBV Epstein–Barr virus
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent
EMG electromyography
EMU early morning urine (sample)
ENT ear, nose, and throat
EO epididymo-orchitis
ERCP endoscopic retrograde
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ET Eustachian tube
FBC full blood count
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
γGT gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase
GAD generalized anxiety disorder
GF glandular fever
GI gastrointestinal
GI granuloma inguinale
GnRH gonadotrophin-releasing
GORD gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
GUM genito-urinary medicine
Hb hemoglobin
HCG human chorionic gonadotrophin
5HIAA 5-hydroxy-indole-acetic acid
HLA human leukocyte antigen
HRT hormone-replacement therapy
HSV herpes simplex virus
HVS high vaginal swab

IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
IC intermittent claudication
IGTN ingrowing toenail
IHD ischaemic heart disease
INR international normalized ratio
ITP idiopathic thrombocytopenia
IUCD intrauterine contraceptive device
IVP intravenous pyelogram
IVU intravenous urogram
JCA juvenile chronic arthritis
LFT liver function tests
LGV lymphogranuloma venereum
LH luteinising hormone
LMP last menstrual period
LN lymph node
LRTI lower respiratory tract infection
LSD lysergic acid diethylamide
LUTS lower urinary tract symptoms
LVF left ventricular failure
MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitor
MC&S microscopy, culture and
MCV mean cell volume
MI myocardial infarction
MMR measles, mumps, rubella
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis
MSU mid-stream urine (sample)
NAI non-accidental injury
NICE National Institute for Health and
Care Excellence
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
OA osteoarthritis
OE otitis externa
O/E on examination
OG onychogryphosis
OGD esophageal-gastro duodenoscopy
OM otitis media
OTC over the counter
PAN polyarteritis nodosa
PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome
PCR protein creatinine ratio
PCV packed cell volume
PE pulmonary embolism

PEFR peak expiratory flow rate
PF proctalgia fugax
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMR polymyalgia rheumatica
PMT pre-menstrual tension
PR per rectum
PRIST paper radioimmunosorbent disc
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PTH parathyroid hormone
PU peptic ulcer
PUO pyrexia of unknown origin
PV per vagina
PVE per vaginal examination
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RAST radioallergosorbent test
RAU recurrent aphthous ulceration
RLS restless legs syndrome
RUQ right upper quadrant
SA septic arthritis
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB shortness of breath
STD sexually transmitted disease
SVT supraventricular tachycardia
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TATT ‘tired all the time’
TB tuberculosis
TCA tricyclic antidepressant
TFT thyroid function tests
TIA transient ischaemic attack
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TN trigeminal neuralgia
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TV trichomonal vaginosis
U&E urea and electrolytes
URTI upper respiratory tract infection
UTI urinary tract infection
UV ultraviolet
VMA vanillyl-mandelic acid
V/Q ventilation perfusion
VT ventricular tachycardia
WCC white cell count
WRULD work-related upper limb disorder

Abdomen Overview

The sudden onset of severe abdominal pain represents a genuine emergency in general practice and is a common out-of-hours call. In the true acute abdomen, the patient is obviously ill, and as the clinical condition may deteriorate rapidly, ensure that you examine the patient as soon as possible. NOTE: upper and mid-abdominal pain are dealt with here. Lower abdominal pain is dealt with under ‘acute pelvic pain’ and specifically epigastric-type pain is covered in more detail in the epigastric pain section.


Anorectal Overview

Straight out of the list of ‘Embarrassing things to see your GP about this is a presentation that patients love to hate. From a GP perspective, it’s one that is generally straightforward to deal with, and effective treatment can usually be offered immediately, much to the patient’s relief

Cerebral Overview

There are hundreds of possible individual causes of confusion. Patients with acute confusion are usually elderly and often present out of hours via a call from an anxious relative or neighbor. The dementias constitute the chronic confessional states, which are not considered here.


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