Clarrie is a 21-year-old working full-time as a receptionist. She presents with pain in her hands and fingers bilaterally, which has been worsening over the past week.
11 December 2018
Donald is a 43-year-old secondary school teacher who presents with severe pain in his right groin. The pain has developed quite quickly over the past month or so, and is now limiting his ability to walk and particularly to rise from a chair.
12 November 2018
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08 November 2018
Adam is 38. He has worked in administration but is now receiving a disability pension for depression, for which he is taking sertraline 50mg/day.Â He attends with back pain, which he says is very sharp and started after a minor fall six months ago.
24 September 2018
Patricia is 76 years old; a tall, slim retired shop manager. Many months ago you referred her to a local cardiologist after she had come to you complaining of new ankle oedema. Examination at the time revealed a loud midsystolic murmur.
11 September 2018
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.
16 August 2018
Earl is 78; he retired from the public service more than 20 years ago because of his rheumatoid arthritis. He received what was conventional treatment at the time but unfortunately the disease progressed.
03 July 2018
Gavin, a 50-year-old businessman, presents with three months of gradually worsening left shoulder pain. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
21 June 2018
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