By Wallin, Elizabeth; Wilkinson, Ian Boden; Baldwin, Andrew; Longmore, J. Murray

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Congenital cyanotic heart disease, where there is admixture, eg transposition of the great arteries or right-to-left shunt (eg VSD with Eisenmenger’s syndrome; see p150)—cyanosis is not reversed by increasing inspired oxygen. • Rare causes: methaemoglobinaemia, a congenital or acquired red cell disorder. Acute cyanosis is an emergency. Is there asthma, an inhaled foreign body, a pneumothorax (p763, fig 1) or pulmonary oedema? See p824. Peripheral cyanosis will occur in causes of central cyanosis, but may also be induced by changes in the peripheral and cutaneous vascular systems in patients with normal oxygen saturations.

Record basic information only, eg age, and if alive and well (a&w). If dead, note age and cause of death, and pass an oblique stroke through that person’s symbol. ”, eg heart attack/angina/stroke/cancer. Ask only about the family of diseases that relate to your patient’s main problem. Do not record a potted medical history for each family member: time is too short. 4 Extend the family tree upwards to include grandparents. If you haven’t revealed a problem by now, go no further—you are unlikely to miss important familial disease.

Haematemesis is vomiting blood. • Melaena is altered (black) blood passed PR (p252), with a characteristic smell. Genitourinary symptoms • Incontinence (stress or urge, p650). • Dysuria (painful micturition). • Urinary abnormalities: colour? ) Frothy? • Nocturia (needing to micturate at night). • Frequency (frequent micturition) or polyuria (the frequent passing of large volumes of urine). • Hesitancy (difficulty starting micturition). • Terminal dribbling. • Vaginal discharge (p418). • Menses: frequency, regularity, heavy or light, duration, painful?

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