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Question DDx with pertinent negatives and positives!!

Hi everyone
can someone enlighten me about this how detailed do these pertinent negatives an positives for history and physical
need to be?
how many should we include?
in the physical exam there are no positives since there are no positive physical signs.
its a bit confusing
advice appreciated
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What do you mean there are no positive physical signs?
Of course there are physical signs, the SPs can pretend to have something.
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Look here , here and here

It might be a good idea to search the CS forum. There is plenty of useful discussion which will definitely benefit you in the real test. It certainly did for me.
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Ah yes. Val7 sorry you are right.
I was thinking 'real' physical findings.
sorry.
Thanks Novobiocin
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