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History of s/l "pa ti cals" in the patientís brother-ESL (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:11

all that is being said about his brother.
Need more info - and you probably won't get it if this is (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:14

That's all I have, just in family history. Thanks though (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:17

a wild guess "torticollis"? (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:19

I relistened & just can't hear it. Thanks for the good idea (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:22

something related to what the patient has too SM
If doc bothers to mention something in FH, it is usually
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:36

Or at least in my experience. Most of them simply say "noncontributory" when it comes to family history unless it in some way relates to the patient's current condition such as diabetes, kidney stones, hepatitis, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, etc.

That might give you a clue as to what it is you are looking for, i.e., something the patient also experiences or something they may be trying to rule out for.

He's actually very thorough & lists everything no sm
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:40

matter how trivial. I will call the office on Monday and see if they can look in the chart for me. If I find out, I will post tomorrow. Thanks for trying!

Do let us know if you find out. :)
Wow, sounds like a real tough one. (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:42

in my experience
Family history is just that..not necessarily related to sm
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:52

the patient's current condition. For example..I have family history of DM, MS, diverticulosis/itis, cardiac disease, vascular disease, asthma, hypertension, sick sinus syndrome with AICD, and nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver..I have none of these.

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