How to Treat 22 March 2019 Dr Shafqat Inam, Dr John Gibson
Therapy Update 07 March 2019 Dr Lucinda Berglund

A GP's guide to common variable immunodeficiency

Common variable immunodeficiency refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifesting as recurrent infections with low serum immunoglobulins and poor specific antibody production.
Picture Quiz 21 February 2019 Dr Ash Chehata

A dangerous elbow lump

Darla is a 16-year-old who presents with a lump over the lateral aspect of her left elbow. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
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 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 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.
How to Treat 09 November 2018 Dr Stephanie Anderson, Dr John Gibson
How to Treat 12 October 2018 Dr Praveen Gounder, Dr John Gibson
Therapy Update 25 September 2018 Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown

Stop calling them blood thinners

Significant advances in cardiovascular disease management have been made in the past two decades due to an ever-increasing number of drugs that affect the human blood coagulation system.
How to Treat 30 August 2018 Dr Ahmad Alcheikh, Dr John Gibson