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pertinent positive

An element of a patient's history that aids diagnosis because the patient affirms that it is present.
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YourOwnHealth enables consumers to select and complete detailed questionnaires that relate to specific medical complaints and receive a detailed report which contains diagnostic possibilities and the pertinent positive and negative responses that support each diagnostic consideration.
Pertinent positives are fussiness this morning and poor breastfeeding.