Case report

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In medicine, case reports are a type of article in a scientific journal that are "clinical presentations that may be followed by evaluative studies that eventually lead to a diagnosis."[1]Publication of case reports allow "discovery of new diseases and unexpected effects (adverse or beneficial) as well as the study of mechanisms."[2] The importance of case reports has been debated.[3][4]

Suggestions for reporting cases exist.[5][6]

Some scientific journals, such as BMJ Case Reports, only publish case reports.