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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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Bronchi Baby

Diagnosing and managing acute bronchiolitis: when to investigate and how to decide if a child can be cared for at home or in hospital.…

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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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Meningitis

You pick up the next patient to be seen. It’s a 25 year old who has neck stiffness, and a headache, and a sore throat. The GP has sent them in as a possible meningitis patient. Where do you go f…

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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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