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Table 1 Most commonly encountered suspected main diagnoses

From: Overspecialized and undertrained? Patient diversity encountered by medical students during their internal medicine clerkship at a university hospital

Ward 1 2 3
On call • Water and electrolyte imbalances • Infections-special ---
• Overdose/poisoning  
• Acute renal failure  
Nephrology • Urinary tract infection • Respiratory tract infection • Sepsis
• Hypertension
• Acute renal failure
Endocrinology • Endocrine tumor • Endocrine syndrome • Tumor-unspecified
Infectious diseases • Hepatitis/cirrhosis • Infections-special ---
• Gastroenteritis
Gastroenterology • Hepatitis/cirrhosis • Gastrointestinal (GI) tumor • Upper-GI-condition (unspecified)
Oncology/hematology • Lymphoma --- • Acute leukemia
  • Tumor-unspecified   • Chronic leukemia
Pulmonology • Lung tumor • COPD • Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiology • Stable coronary artery disease • Valvular heart disease • Acute coronary syndrome