Fishing for a diagnosis

A keen fisherman attends following a flu-like illness. He has a small head wound and is now jaundiced. One sign brings it all together, can you spot it?…

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It’s all in the kiss

Is love in the air? or is it the kissing disease? It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? A teenage boy got more than he was bargaining for after an innocent kiss with his girlfriend but do y…

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Lemons and Lymes

In late June, whilst on a school trip visiting a local nature reserve centre, a group of children were having a picnic and drinking lemonade after their play time.…

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The Forest

The forbidden forest is home to many dangerous creatures, where an encounter with even the smallest ticks can leave a big impact.…

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A Spot Diagnosis

A 50-year-old man attends the Emergency Department with a 2 day history of a rash on his hands. The rash is not itchy or painful and he is systemically well. He has a past medical history of hypertens…

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RCEM Blog Book 2

Temp Taking and how to Take it by Andy Neill, A new Dawn for Stroke Patients by Nikki Abela, and Arrest Asthma by James Yates…

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Intracranial Infections

Intracranial infections (also called central nervous system infections or CNS infections) are relatively rare, but form a very important differential diagnosis in the unwell patient…

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A Shocking Knee

A 73-year-old man presented to the ED with a 36hr history of atraumatic right knee pain and a 24hr history of diarrhoea and feeling generally unwell…

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