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04 December 2018
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 pastÂ five weeks.
14 November 2018
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.
13 November 2018
Increasing awareness of the role of genetics in breast and ovarian cancer, and a number of new and widely publicised MBS items providing rebated testing related to BRCA genes, have resulted in a rise in enquiries to GPs from patients about these tests.
08 November 2018
Martha, a 59-year-old woman, was referred for a colonoscopy after having a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
07 August 2018
Harry is a 57-year-old man who has moved back to Australia after working in the UK for nine months. He attends for a general health check. He has run out of his antihypertensive tablets (olmesartan 40mg/day) and his blood pressure at home has been around 163/101.
29 May 2018
Vic is a 67-year-old male who works as a delivery driver. He presents to his GP with one month of lethargy and easy bruising. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
09 November 2017
Human reproduction is an extremely complex process and genetic mishaps are not uncommon. Prior to fertilisation, 20-24% of all ova have an abnormal number of chromosomes, or aneuploidy.1, 2