13-7-2011 Medically unexplained symptoms.......... [see article below my introduction]
Medically unexplained symptoms.......... [see article below my introduction]
............Medically unexplained symptoms (MUSs) are the presenting features in up to a quarter of primary care consultations
If doctors where prepared to spend
just a few hours a good homeopathic book then they would suddenly realize with astonishment that many of these unexplainable symptoms are mentioned in homeopathy.
These few hours will not make them fit to treat their patients with homeopathy yet but they may start realizing why up to a quarter of patients are "mysteries" for them.
Mi yiten.............May it be!
Medically unexplained symptoms
- Clinical Academic Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
- E-mail: Alix.Rolfe@ed.ac.uk
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUSs) are the presenting features in up to a quarter of primary care consultations and up to a half of patients seen in secondary care. They are common throughout the world in all ages and can cause disability as severe as those which originate from organic pathology. The diversity of the presenting symptoms and the associated diagnostic uncertainty make them difficult to manage. Doctors can feel incompetent in their diagnostic and communication techniques and the patient can feel that he/she is not being taken seriously. This article aims to help with understanding MUSs and suggests some strategies for their management.
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