POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC CLUES TO CAUSES OF ACUTE LOCALISED INFECTIONS

Written by : Dr. Urusa I Inamdar

  • ENT
  1. Tonsillar enlargement
  2. Exudate sinus tenderness
  3. Ear discharge
  4. Appearance of drum , mastoid tenderness
  • Cardiovascular
  1. New or changing murmur
  2. Peripheral signs of endocarditis
  • Hepatobiliary
  1. Tender hepatomegaly
  2. Murphy’s sign

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  • Genitourinary
  1. Suprapubic tenderness
  2. Renal angle tenderness
  3. Vaginal discharge
  4. Cervical motion tenderness
  • Skeletal
  1. Localised bone tenderness
  2. Mono arthritis
  • Dental
  1. Periapical swelling and tenderness
  • Respiratory
  1. Crackles
  2. Bronchial breath sounds
  3. Egophony
  4. Pleural effusion (unilateral)
  • Abdomen
  1. Tenderness in a specific quadrant
  2. Tender lump
  3. Guarding , rigidity
  • Skin and soft tissue
  1. Cellulitis
  2. Necrotising fascitis
  3. Discoloration
  4. Bullae , crepitance
Cellulitis of skin
Necrotising Infection
Bullous skin
  • Lymph nodes
  1. Lymphadenopathy in a single region.

Reference

  • Dental notes
  • Gsk – webevent console
  • YouTube.com
  • Google search

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