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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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Jaundice

Jaundice is a physical finding, which emergency physicians see in patients who may present with jaundice alone or with other complaints and symptoms.…

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Cheer up buttercup

Not one, but two teeny tiny yellow wailing babies present to your Paediatric ED! Their worried parents ask you: “why have the twins turned yellow?”…

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Mellow Yellow

What will you do when your weekend shift in the Paediatric Emergency Department turns into seeing a stream of yellow babies?…

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Acute Liver Failure

Paracetamol overdose accounts for in excess of 70% of cases in the UK whereas worldwide viral hepatitis is the commonest cause.…

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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcohol abuse is undoubtedly a huge social problem in the UK. It is responsible for many unnecessary attendances to Emergency departments (ED) and is an enormous burden on the NHS, which must treat th…

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