Case Report 27 October 2017 Dr James Slattery

Chronic eye irritation associated with a serious sleep disorder

Matthew, an obese 38-year-old man, presents with an enlarging right upper eyelid mass associated with copious mucoid ocular discharge. It is particularly severe in the morning. He works night shifts, is a heavy smoker and has a BMI of 39.
Case Report 17 October 2017 Dr Emmanuel Carpio, Dr Sandra Elias, Dr Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh

Early detection of flesh-eating disease is key

Susan is a 69-year-old who presents to ED with bilateral lower limb ulcers. She reports severe pain in her left leg for a few days, with associated fevers, chills and rigors. A bulla developed over her left calf yesterday.
Case Report 12 October 2017 Dr Chandrani Jayasekara

Diverticula distress

Trevor, a 59-year-old farmer, was the last patient at your surgery on a Friday evening. He had noticed blood in his urine only a few minutes earlier and was looking for a quick solution as his daughter was getting married the following day.
Case Report 02 October 2017 Dr David Bossingham

Indian holiday could have turned deadly

Smiriti is 38 years old, Australian, a solicitor born of Indian parents, working in a local practice and considered something of a rising star in her profession. She has just returned from a two-week visit to Mumbai with her children, to see her grandparents, and is feeling “rotten”.
Case Report 28 September 2017 Dr Adam Rudkin

Beware the warning signs of 'typical' viral conjunctivitis

Rod, a 35-year-old man, presents with a three-day history of bilateral red eyes, with associated discomfort and watery discharge. Symptoms in the right eye started two days before the left. He has no significant medical history or previous eye problems.
Case Report 24 September 2017 Dr Ash Chehata

Tackling shoulder trauma

A young rugby player needs shoulder treatment 12 months after her injury on the field. Jodi, a 22-year-old rugby union player, presented to her local ED with a painful right shoulder after a heavy tackle.
Case Report 21 September 2017 Dr Jim Newcombe

Chlamydia conundrum

A surprising repeat diagnosis raises questions about antibiotic resistance and reinfection.
Case Report 05 September 2017 Dr David Bossingham

Case Report: 'Do I have what my mum's got?'

A patient has pain in her fingers and is concerned she might have the same condition her mother has. Paula is 45 years old, married with two children and working as an office receptionist. The reason for her visit is that she has noticed pain in her fingers.
Case Report 22 August 2017 Dr Scott Masters

Case Report: Unexplained nausea

What is causing Gill’s chronic vomiting and why does taking hot baths help? A 36-year-old woman, Gill, presents to the ED complaining of muscle pains, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain and pins and needles in her hands and feet.
Case Report 15 August 2017 Dr Jennifer Roberts

Case Report: Aches, then itches

Victoria is a 39-year-old IT professional from Chicago, living and working in Sydney for the past six years. She presents with a two-week history of feeling generally unwell, which began during a trip to Brisbane for the weekend with friends.