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Title: Case Report Writing Tips


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Tips for Writing an Effective Case Report
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Case Report Writing
  • In medicine, a case report is a detailed report
    of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and
    follow-up of an individual patient.
  • It describes an unexpected presentation of an
    illness.
  • Writing a case report is an integral part
    of scientific writing 

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Five easy tips to write an effective case report
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  • Identify the Category of your Case Report
  • An unexpected association between the disease and
    its symptoms
  • An unexpected event in the course of the
    patients treatment
  • Findings that shed a new light on the
    pathogenesis of a disease or its adverse effect
  • Rare symptoms of a disease
  • Unique therapeutic procedures
  • A positional or quantitative variation of the
    anatomical structures

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2) Select the right Journal for your Case Report
  • Based on whether your case reports about
    injuries, respiratory diseases, etc. choose an
    appropriate journal for its publication.
  • Besides, it is advisable to acquaint yourself
    with the journals author guidelines regarding
    the format of a case report, spacing, margins,
    figures, style of references, etc.

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3) Collect all the Relevant Information related
to your Case Report
  • Record the details of all the events in the
    patients care which includes the medical
    history, examination findings, and the results of
    investigations with dates, operative findings,
    and follow-ups.
  • Use the copies and not the originals of
    radiographs, photographs, etc.
  • Verify the patients data such as history and
    dates of examination with the patient to make
    sure you have got the facts right.

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4)  Structure your Case Report as per the Target
Journal Guidelines
  • Abstract/Summary It is an introduction to your
    case report. State the condition in brief and its
    significance. Do not forget to mention how rare
    the condition is. You can also cite articles that
    have already referred to this problem.
  • Case presentation which includes
  • Patients identity
  • Medical history
  • Analysis of test results, usually positive ones
  • Appropriate treatment plan and analysis

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Before you describe the patients case in your
report, its mandatory to get the patients
consent on the same and mention it in your report.
  • Differential diagnosis of the disease
  • Pathophysiology of the disease
  • Treatment issued
  • Discussion While writing this section of your
    case report, first explain the objective behind
    reporting such a case. 
  • Conclusion Provide a justified conclusion of
    your case with evidence-based recommendations and
    any opportunities for future research.
  • References for your case report

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5) Start Writing your Case Report
A case report writing is meant to disseminate
important and relevant information about a rare
condition or its unreported feature or its
complication to the medical fraternity. 
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Make sure your case report fits these criteria
  • Describes rare or novel diagnostic features of a
    diseased state
  • Reports the therapeutic challenges,
    controversies, or dilemmas
  • Describes a new surgical procedure
  • Reports how the particular drug can enhance a
    surgical procedure
  • Reports any new medical errors
  • Describes rare or novel adverse reactions to a
    drug
  • Describes a therapeutic failure

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Following these tips will help you write an
effective case report in a timely manner and
raise its chances of acceptance by your desired
journal.
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Contact our scientific writing services experts
for any clarification regarding in writing a case
report as per CARE guidelines.
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