How to take a medical history?
A- Personal history:-
1- Complete name
6- Marital state
7- Special habits of medical importance
Patient main complaint in his own words with avoidance for multiple complaints
C- History of present illness:-
Starting from the last time at which the patient was completely healthy, we mention the symptoms and analyze each of them according to
1- Onset “Acute – gradual – Accidental”.
2- Course “Regressive – progressive – stationary – remission and exacerbation”.
3- Duration “Short – long”
D- Past history:-
We mention previous illness, similar attacks, surgical operations, drug treatment and blood transfusion.
E- Family history:-
We mention any history of consanguinity or similar conditions in the patient’s family.
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