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Symptom Complexes

Hughes

Well, in the booklet, a different physician wrote on each symptom complex, and they were lymphadenopathy, fever, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, neurological, and dermatological manifestations. Were those standard categories for discussing symptom complexes, or were they categories those writing this booklet devised?


Campbell

We devised those categories, because they seemed to group around specific symptom complexes. I don't know if anybody else has classified them that way, but that was the way we approached it.


Hughes

Would that be the approach that you would take in a physical exam?


Campbell

Yes, moving through the symptoms, and looking at, let's say, the medical and sexual history, and the physical exam, which would embrace almost all of that.