Help:Formatting guidelines

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Nomenclature conventions

Creating a new page

  • In general, pages should start as either a syndrome (with a focus on the differential and workup) or a specific organism or disease
  • For specific diseases, start with the organism species name as the page title
    • If there are multiple diseases that it causes, each of which has a different pathogenesis or management, then they should be split off into separate pages
    • e.g. TB starts as M. tuberclosis, which links to separate pages for pulmonary TB, non-pulmonary TB, disseminated/miliary TB, DILI, etc.

Page layout

  • Background
    • Microbiology
    • History
    • Life Cycle
    • Epidemiology
    • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Manifestations
    • Prognosis and Complications
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Investigations
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Further Reading


  • This wiki uses the semantic citation framework
  • The process is as follows:
    1. Go to Find citable metadata (link is on the front page). Search by DOI (or other), and then click "Create". Copy the citation key from the newly-created reference (e.g. "findlater3847").
    2. In your article, find the place that you wish to insert the reference. The reference can be inserted using a CiteRef and the copied citation key (e.g. "[[CiteRef::findlater3847]]").


  1. ^ findlater3847