'In your family - that is, your parents, brothers and sisters - are there any health problems that seem to run through the family?' You may prompt with suggestion such as diabetes, hypertension, and skin problems. This gives you information about predisposition, especially with diabetes and skin problems, and helps with differential diagnosis and may be a contributing factor in the reason for the visit, as for example with impotence or recurrent vaginal candidiasis.
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