James, a fit 70-year-old man, recently saw a GP registrar for a general checkup. James had symptoms of arthritis in his hands. The registrar assumed this was osteoarthritis but ordered a rheumatoid factor test along with other pathology tests.
23 April 2014
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is considered the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease worldwide, and recent reports show an increase in the prevalence of this condition.
11 April 2013
Often overlooked, the humble flu shot is a wise precaution for many travellers.
14 March 2013
Early intervention with immunotherapy may alter the natural history of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a common condition of childhood and young adult life.
23 October 2012
With food allergies among Australian children on the rise, teaching caregivers to recognise and treat an allergic reaction can be a life-saver.
04 September 2012
Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis (the preferred term), is a common condition encountered in general practice.
12 June 2012
What is a food allergy? A FOOD allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to an allergen (a protein) in a food such as peanut, tree nut, egg, cowâs milk and/or seafood.
11 April 2012
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune blistering disease, appearing as large, tense blisters in the skin. The condition mainly affects people over the age of 70 but can also occur, rarely, in infancy and childhood.