How to write a case report? Guidelines for Internists

  • Paola Gnerre | Internal Medicine, San Paolo Hospital, Savona, Italy.
  • Micaela La Regina Internal Medicine, POU del Levante Ligure, ASL 5, La Spezia, Italy.
  • Giorgio Ballardini Internal Medicine Unit II, Infermi Hospital, Rimini, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Chesi Department of Internal Medicine, Sud Area AUSL Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Paola Granata PAGEPress Scientific Publications, Pavia, Italy.
  • Giovanni Scanelli Internal Medicine Unit, AOU Ferrara, Arcispedale Sant’Anna, Ferrara, Italy.
  • Sirio Fiorino Internal Medicine, Azienda USL di Bologna, Budrio (BO), Italy.
  • Francesco Dentali Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Insubria University, Varese, Italy.
  • Roberto Nardi Internal Medicine, Bologna, Italy.


A case report is a detailed narrative of symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatments and follow-up of one or several patients. Although, in evidence-based medicine, randomized clinical trials provide most of the scientific evidence, whereas case reports play in general a minor role, they represent an important part of medical practice.



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Gnerre, P., La Regina, M., Ballardini, G., Chesi, G., Granata, P., Scanelli, G., Fiorino, S., Dentali, F., & Nardi, R. (2014). How to write a case report? Guidelines for Internists. Italian Journal of Medicine, 8(3), 200-203.

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