Therapy Update 11 September 2018 Professor Dedee Murrell, Dr Asli Bilgic Temel

Deciphering the myriad symptoms of Behcet's disease

Behcet's disease is characterised by systemic vasculitis affecting both veins and arteries of various sizes. It is a multigenetic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology.
Picture Quiz 20 June 2018 Dr Tami Yap

Is it plaque-related or desquamative gingivitis?

Nya is a 23-year-old student concerned about pain and bleeding from her gums for the past seven months. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
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 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.
Therapy Update 09 March 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Magic bullets - the biologics revolution

Immunotherapies are pervading many corners of medicine and there will be many more to come. These biologics typically have unpronounceable names, unintelligible modes of action, cost a lot of money and lead many to espouse the miracles they can achieve.
Picture Quiz 07 March 2018 Professor Dedee Murrell

George presents with painful ulcers, erosions and blisters

George, a 50-year-old man, initially presented with intraoral ulcerations, erosions on his scalp and blisters on his face. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Case Report 06 February 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Treating a recurring chest infection

Jan is a 48-year-old teacher’s assistant at the local state high school. She developed type 1 diabetes as a teenager and was recently found to have autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Therapy Update 23 October 2017 Professor Amanda Barnard

Preparing for the next thunderstorm asthma

After last spring's epidemic thunderstorm asthma event in Victoria, the worst ever recorded worldwide, the phenomenon is back in the news ahead of the first grass pollen season in south-eastern Australia.1
Therapy Update 19 September 2017 Dr Jim Newcombe

Rundown on meningococcal disease

Invasive meningococcal disease is increasing in Australia, with serogroup W now predominating.1 The introduction in Australia in 2003 of the meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) vaccine has been an unqualified success.
How to Treat 18 August 2017 Dr Peter Ryan, Dr Justin Kong, Dr Martin Forer