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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A Tired Heart

A 73-year-old gentleman with a background of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and severe aortic stenosis presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath…

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To PE or not to PE?

An 80-year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department with shortness of breath on minimal exertion. She flew back from Singapore two days ago.…

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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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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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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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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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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 Snuffbox

A minor injury with a major complication: applying clinically orientated anatomy in the Emergency Department.…

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