Vertigo (Dizziness, Lightheadedness)

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CHAPTER 12 Vertigo (Dizziness, Lightheadedness) Presentation The patient who has dizziness may have a nonspecific complaint that must be further differentiated into either an altered somatic sensation (giddiness, wooziness, disequilibrium),…

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Contusion (Bruise)

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CHAPTER 137 Contusion (Bruise) Presentation The patient has fallen, has been thrown against an object, or has been struck on his or her body. Though the initial pain has subsided,…

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Tick Bite, Tick Removal

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CHAPTER 180 Tick Bite, Tick Removal Presentation The patient arrives with a tick attached to the skin (Figure 180-1), often the scalp. He is often frightened or disgusted and concerned…

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Paronychia

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CHAPTER 149 Paronychia Presentation The patient presents with finger or toe pain that has developed rapidly, either over the past several hours or over a few days. This pain is…

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Fingertip Avulsion, Superficial

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CHAPTER 139 Fingertip Avulsion, Superficial Presentation The mechanisms of injury can be diverse: a knife, a meat slicer, a closing door, broken glass, spinning fan blades, or turning gears. Depending…

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Puncture Wounds

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CHAPTER 151 Puncture Wounds Presentation Most commonly, the patient will have stepped or jumped onto a nail. There may be pain and swelling, but often the patient is only asking…

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Sliver, Superficial (Splinter)

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CHAPTER 153 Sliver, Superficial (Splinter) Presentation The patient has caught himself on a sharp splinter (usually wooden) and either cannot grasp it, has broken it trying to remove it, or…

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