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General Examination

  • Fei Chen
  • Rui Zeng
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Abstract

General examination is the first step in the whole process of physical examination, which is essential to know patient’s general condition, evaluate the severity of disease and finally establish the correct diagnosis. The main contents of general examination include: sex, age, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, development and habitus, state of nutrition, consciousness, facial features and expression, position, skin and lymph nodes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Chen
    • 1
  • Rui Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HematologyWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySichuan UniversityChengduChina

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