Mnemonic

When questioning a patient, we can use the following mnemonic to avoid forgetting possible conditions and red flags.

We then ask questions about the following systems/disorders:

• Vascular

• Infectious/Inflammatory

• Neoplastic

• Degenerative

• Intoxication

• Congenital/Hereditary

• Autoimmune

• Traumatic

• Endocrine

• Metabolic/Nutritional

• Psychologic/Psychiatric