Multisystem Processes & Disorders

{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"An oft-mentioned adage in medicine is that \u0022uncommon presentations of common diseases are more common than common presentations of uncommon diseases\u0022; nowhere does this hold truer than in the field of emergency medicine.\n\nYet, it is wise to keep in mind that during the course of his or her career, the emergency physician will almost certainly have to contend with more than a few such \u0022uncommon diseases\u0022.\n\nConsider this patient; as one might appreciate, nausea, vomiting and malaise are both extremely common symptoms, while also being highly nonspecific; the majority of such patients presenting to the emergency department are eventually found to have gastroenteritis.\n\nHowever, these symptoms can also be caused by a formidable array of serious"}]}

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