history of present illness


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history of present illness

an account obtained during the interview with the patient of the onset, duration, and character of the present illness, as well as of any acts or factors that aggravate or ameliorate the symptoms. The patient is asked what he or she considers to be the cause of the symptoms and whether a similar condition has occurred in the past. See also health history.

history of present illness

Medical practice A chronologic description of the development of the Pt's present illness, from the 1st sign and/or Sx or from the previous encounter to the present; HPI includes location, quality, severity, duration, timing, context, modifying factors, and associated signs and Sx. See Evaluation and management services.

his·to·ry of pre·sent ill·ness

(HPI) (his'tŏr'ē prez'ĕnt il'nĕs)
A detailed formal statement of available historical data about a patient's presenting complaint.
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