aktuelt= reason for visit?

English translation: presenting complaints

17:52 May 31, 2014
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
Danish term or phrase: aktuelt= reason for visit?
I am translating discharge summaries in connection with hospitalizations during a clinical trial.

The heading "AKTUELT" is followed by a description of the patient's current symptoms. I usually use "reason for visit" but I was wondering if there is a better term?
For some reason I always translate these things into English and I haven't actually seen a US English hospital record and I would like to be sure I'm using the right term.

Ex.
AKTUELT
Gennem den seneste tid og med udpræget forværring i dag fået smerter helt lateralt i højre hofte, på ydersiden, forsiden og indersiden af højre femur .....

OBJ:
VKO, etc.

Thanks.
Helle Gylling
United States
Local time: 15:19
English translation:presenting complaints
Explanation:
I do a lot of proofreading of English translations and I've observed my present suggestion and noted it.
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David Connor
Australia
Local time: 07:19
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presenting complaints


Explanation:
I do a lot of proofreading of English translations and I've observed my present suggestion and noted it.

David Connor
Australia
Local time: 07:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 9
Notes to answerer
Asker: That was a good suggestion, David. When I looked into it seems as if "presenting complaints" is more common in British English - and that in the US "chief complaint" is more common, so I used that. Thanks!

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