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 09 April 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

What's the cause of this scuba diver's shoulder pain?

Damien, a previously fit and healthy 54-year-old abalone diver, presented with a 10-year history of increasing bilateral shoulder pain and restricted movement. The pain was relieved by a combination of paracetamol, NSAIDs and rest.
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.
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.
How to Treat 13 December 2017 Associate Professor Paul Bird
Case Report 17 November 2017 Dr David Bossingham

The importance of choosing the right drug

The right drug choice is essential and should weigh the expectation of effect against side effects commensurate with the illness.
Case Report 31 October 2017 Dr David Bossingham

An unusual gait and facies point to a rare disease

Simon initially presented 10 years ago. Back then, he was 48 years old and had recently stopped working as a labourer for the local council.
Case Report 05 September 2017 Dr David Bossingham

Case Report: 'Do I have what my mum's got?'

A patient has pain in her fingers and is concerned she might have the same condition her mother has. Paula is 45 years old, married with two children and working as an office receptionist. The reason for her visit is that she has noticed pain in her fingers.
Case Report 01 August 2017 Dr David Bossingham

A mysterious constant pain

A mysterious constant pain proves a challenge for both patient and practitioner alike. Penny, a 43-year-old patient new to your practice, presented with neck and shoulder pain and extreme fatigue. 
Case Report 11 July 2017 Dr David Bossingham

When providing history is life-saving

An urgent phone call awaits you one morning. It is an uncommon event when the director of intensive care from the local hospital wants your help and advice.