Judith, a normally sprightly independent 73-year-old woman, presents initially with a three-month history of constant anterior right thigh ache.
13 February 2018
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.
06 February 2018
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.
24 January 2018
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.
17 January 2018
Mike, a 29-year-old man, was brought in by ambulance to the ED of a regional base hospital following a syncopal episode.
12 December 2017
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.
04 December 2017
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.
27 November 2017
Andrew, a 24-year-old carpenter, first presented a year ago because of persistent hip pain.
17 November 2017
The right drug choice is essential and should weigh the expectation of effect against side effects commensurate with the illness.
10 November 2017
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.