Case Report 14 May 2018 Melanie McGrice

Good food advice bears fruit for a woman with PCOS

Jenny, a 35-year-old full-time mother of two, was diagnosed with PCOS six years ago. She needed ovulation induction with clomiphene to conceive both her children.
Case Report 07 May 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

What's causing this patient's back pain and rectal bleeding?

Matthew is a 19-year-old apprentice plumber who presents complaining of low back pain and rectal bleeding. He reports a 2-3 month history of low back pain that he has been self-managing with rest and paracetamol when needed.
Case Report 01 May 2018 Dr Jim Newcombe

Return of the staph

Leo, a nine-year-old, previously well boy, is brought to his GP by his mother, who is visibly upset and stressed. Leo has a six-month history of recurrent furunculosis over the thighs and lower torso, which are becoming increasingly frequent.
Case Report 23 April 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Muscle pains and a mystery rash

Michael is a 17-year-old student who presents with his mother. Michael is shy, quiet, monosyllabic and submissive.
Case Report 16 April 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

A patient with asthma develops reflux

Norma is a 64-year-old accountant. She attends with a classical infective exacerbation of asthma with wheeze, productive cough and increasing shortness of breath on exertion.
Case Report 09 April 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

What's the cause of this scuba diver's shoulder pain?

Damien, a previously fit and healthy 54-year-old abalone diver, presented with a 10-year history of increasing bilateral shoulder pain and restricted movement. The pain was relieved by a combination of paracetamol, NSAIDs and rest.
Case Report 03 April 2018 Dr Sarah Hughes

A tired mum with guilty feelings

Anna, a 35-year old woman, married for three years, gave birth to her first child, Thomas, 13 weeks ago. She runs a small floristry business and is due to return to work in four weeks on a part time basis. 
Case Report 26 March 2018 Dr Daniel Xu

A labral tear or inflammatory arthritis?

Michael, a 28-year-old teacher's assistant, initially presented to another GP practice with moderate-to-severe left hip pain after a long walk five months ago.
Case Report 20 March 2018 Dr Annabel Dodds, Dr Mark Aldred

Could this rash be VZV?

Doris is a 95-year-old, left-handed aged care facility resident who presented to the emergency department with two-day history of an erythematous rash affecting her dominant hand (figure 1, below).  
Case Report 13 March 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Could it be Still's?

Veronica, a 42-year-old equestrian centre owner, attends with a fever with associated lethargy, anorexia and some weight loss all over the preceding two weeks.