Approach to History Taking and Physical Examination in Liver and Biliary Disease

David D. Douglas

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Abstract

The cause of jaundice can be identified in approximately 85% of patients after careful history and physical examination and review of standard laboratory data. Although detailed and specific data is available through the laboratory and imaging, the art of history taking and a physical examination which includes inspection, percussion, auscultation, and palpation, can give the experienced clinician a probable cause of jaundice at the time of the patient's visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages23-31
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

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Keywords

  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Edema
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Jaundice
  • Liver
  • Pruritus
  • Splenomegaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Douglas, D. D. (2010). Approach to History Taking and Physical Examination in Liver and Biliary Disease. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Liver and Biliary Disease (pp. 23-31). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444325249.ch3