Case Report 31 January 2018 Melanie McGrice

What's behind this mum-to-be's bowel problems?

Janine, a 34-year-old woman, was referred at 31 weeks’ gestation for review of intrapartum nutrition. Janine underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass four years ago and an emergency laparotomy for an ischaemic Roux limb at 16 week’s gestation.
Case Report 24 January 2018 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Case Report 03 November 2017 The Lancet

More than just a stomach ache

A  23-year-old woman presented to the ED, with a 10-day history of vomiting, myalgia, and upper abdominal pain. 
Case Report 31 October 2017 Dr David Bossingham

An unusual gait and facies point to a rare disease

Simon initially presented 10 years ago. Back then, he was 48 years old and had recently stopped working as a labourer for the local council.