While stepwards.com is intended to help trainees improve their clinical thinking skills, it is important to realize that it is NOT meant to be used as a diagnostic tool and should not be relied upon in isolation for diagnosing or treating patients. When providing medical care it is important to ALWAYS take the entire context of the patient under serious consideration in order to provide the best medical care possible. While educational resources (like stepwards.com) are effective in teaching the general presentations of certain disease processes, it is important to appreciate that uncommon presentations also exist that may not be covered in these resources. Stepwards.com aims to simplify topics and in certain instances this may warrant for the reader to look to further resources to expound upon the educational foundation they gained by reading the articles of stepwards.com.
Stepwards.com (and by extension any author that has contributed to the site) is not liable for any medical errors made by the use of its content. While the writer of stepwards.com works hard to minimize the number of errors within each article, he acknowledges that errors likely will always exist (even if on a small scale). Whats more, the nature of medicine is such that it is always evolving, and new discoveries may challenge/invalidate some of the content found on stepwards.com. While I will work my hardest to keep this site up to date, it is not possible to necessarily always provide the most current understanding of each disease process.