Use the following references to help you make a differential diagnosis:
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You can find systematic reviews at:
Type in a search term and then look at the middle column, which contains a list of systematic reviews on the search term.
Predominantly for internists.
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Note that some guides are quite outdated at this point, and that the evidence-based guidelines are likely the most reliable.
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