Case Report 19 June 2018 Dr Margie Danchin

A timely reminder of the severe complications of influenza

Aubrey, a three-year-old girl, presented to a paediatric emergency department with a five-day history of fever, coryzal symptoms and lethargy. She had a past history of failure to thrive and was up-to-date with her routine childhood immunisations.
Case Report 12 June 2018 Dr Emily Sideris, Dr David Jenkins

A rare instance of HSV puts a mother's new baby at risk

Mary, 29, presents with a single painful nodular lesion on her right palm. She is two weeks’ post-partum, having delivered her baby at 34 weeks’ via emergency caesarean section for pre-eclampsia.
Case Report 04 June 2018 Dr Edna Sun

Gluten for punishment

Toni, a 53-year old office worker, is recalled to discuss a recent elevated cholesterol result. She is generally well and takes no medications.
Case Report 31 May 2018 Dr Theone Papps, Associate Professor Stephen Shumack

Pigmented scale with erythema on the abdomen

Thomas, a 21-year-old Asian male, presents with a four-month history of a rash on his abdomen. The rash is erythematous, pigmented, scaly and blanches. It is non-pruritic, and is exacerbated by sun exposure and sweating.
Case Report 21 May 2018 Dr Elizabeth McCarthy

5 probing questions about flu vaccination in pregnancy

Amy is a 32-year-old traffic engineer who is 30 weeks into her first pregnancy. She attends for her routine antenatal pertussis vaccination and is also considering having an influenza vaccination.
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.