Case Report 18 February 2019 Dr Daniel Xu

Why does this young patient keep crashing his car?

Sebastian, a 28-year-old chemistry PhD student, presents with a two-month history of insomnia. Sebastian is in the process of final data analysis and writing up his thesis.
Case Report 11 February 2019 Dr Allan Wong

Can tranexamic acid stem this patient's anaemia?

Maggie, a 77-year-old female, has had several episodes of severe iron deficiency anaemia since 2006. At times her haemoglobin (Hb) would drop to 80g/L (normal: 120g/L and above) requiring blood transfusions and iron infusions.
Case Report 04 February 2019 Melanie McGrice

Nutritional support for pregnant patients

Harriet, a 38-year-old receptionist from rural NSW, recently conceived via IVF, after several years of assisted reproductive treatment for unexplained infertility.
Case Report 31 January 2019 Dr Ivan Lee

A man presents with olfactory, visual and auditory hallucinations

Hugh is a 44-year-old unemployed man with a childhood history of absence (petit mal) seizures. He presents with a few months of bizarre olfactory, visual and auditory hallucinations.
Case Report 22 January 2019 Dr David Bossingham

Cold, painful hands prompts a referral to ED

Clarrie is a 21-year-old working full-time as a receptionist. She presents with pain in her hands and fingers bilaterally, which has been worsening over the past week.
Case Report 11 December 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Donald is a 43-year-old secondary school teacher who presents with severe pain in his right groin. The pain has developed quite quickly over the past month or so, and is now limiting his ability to walk and particularly to rise from a chair.
Case Report 04 December 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

Quick thinking makes a crucial difference for a boy with leukaemia

Matthew, a seven-year-old boy and a regular patient of the practice, presents with another upper respiratory tract infection. It is the fourth episode in the past five weeks.
Case Report 26 November 2018 Dr Ashraf Saleh

What is this stringy lump?

Sandra, a 34-year-old woman, presents to emergency with a progressive superficial pain from her right lower rib cage to her upper abdominal region.
Case Report 16 November 2018 Dr Jane Standen

This patient catastrophises his pain - how can you help him?

George, an 86-year-old male, presented to a chronic pain clinic in regional NSW. He described the gradual onset of lumbar pain over five years, worse in the last six months.
Case Report 14 November 2018 Dr Ivan Lee

How a painful rash ended in urgent chemo

Fiona, a 65-year-old retired woman, who is generally very healthy, presents with a one-week history of a generalised painful rash. It initially affected her vagina then progressed to involve her chest and abdomen.