Case Report 20 February 2018 by Dr Darren Vaotuua, Dr Ruth Devin

What's the cause of Judith’s atypical femoral fracture?

Judith, a normally sprightly independent 73-year-old woman, presents initially with a three-month history of constant anterior right thigh ache.
Case Report 13 February 2018 by Dr Jim Newcombe

A pruritic rash in pregnancy

Jess, a 35-year-old woman, presents to her GP at 39+1 weeks’ gestation in her first pregnancy. She complains of a widespread pruritic rash that started on the abdomen and back two days ago and has now spread to involve the arms, legs and face.
Case Report 06 February 2018 by Dr David Bossingham

Treating a recurring chest infection

Jan is a 48-year-old teacher’s assistant at the local state high school. She developed type 1 diabetes as a teenager and was recently found to have autoimmune hypothyroidism. 
Case Report 24 January 2018 by Dr Nicola Hogan, Dr Lyn-li Lim, Sonia Koning, Kylie D’Arcy Evans

The dangers of mixing medicines

Betsy, an 88-year-old woman from a low-level care nursing home was referred to the ED with a supra-therapeutic INR, after a routine pathology sample detected a ‘high’ reading. 
Case Report 17 January 2018 by Ashley Heyworth, Dr Jerry Gill

An unusual case of syncope hours after a fall

Mike, a 29-year-old man, was brought in by ambulance to the ED of a regional base hospital following a syncopal episode.
Case Report 12 December 2017 by Dr Peter Chisholm, Dr Alisara Suknate, Dr Lyn-li Lim, Dr Alice Fang

Baby Sam's rash is mimicking measles

Sam, aged 12 months, was brought into the ED by his parents with a two-day history of rash, associated with a five-day history of fever, coryzal symptoms and decreased food intake.
Case Report 04 December 2017 by Dr Jim Newcombe

Could she have Lyme disease?

Audrey, a previously well nine-year-old girl, presents to her local emergency department with sudden-onset unilateral facial weakness. One month earlier, she had been bitten on the neck by a tick while in France. 
Case Report 27 November 2017 by Dr Scott Masters

Investigating a surfer's 'irritable hip'

Andrew, a 24-year-old carpenter, first presented a year ago because of persistent hip pain.
Case Report 17 November 2017 by Dr David Bossingham

The importance of choosing the right drug

The right drug choice is essential and should weigh the expectation of effect against side effects commensurate with the illness.
Case Report 10 November 2017 by Dr Adam Bayes, Professor Gordon Parker

Is it bipolar disorder?

Samantha is a 32-year-old beauty therapist referred by her GP for diagnostic clarification. The referral noted she was depressed following a relationship break-up.