Category Archives: Common cases

Haemochromatosis

A 56 year old man presents to your GP clinic with generalised fatigue and darker skin recently. He has an uncle that needs blood drained every few months. What test results would confirm his diagnosis of haemochromatosis?

Online resources:

Haemochromatosis Australia: GP Resources

Australian Family Physician article

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March 12, 2013 · 12:03 pm

Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)

You’re called in to your local country hospital one cold winter night. As you walk in the front door, you can hear a toddler barking away like a seal. You see that he is a 2 year old who has a harsh stridor when sitting quietly with Mum. He looks to be working quite hard with his breathing. What are you going to do and should you discharge, admit or transfer him?

However, not all is as it seems. When that pathognomonic¬†cough doesn’t behave like croup (from Casey at BroomeDocs):¬†http://broomedocs.com/2011/07/clinical-case-19-if-it-barks-like-a-seal-is-it-a-seal/

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January 22, 2013 · 9:39 am

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

A 60 year old man presentes to your GP clinic with a very painful right chest for the past 2 days. He has recently just finished a long course of prednisolone. On examination, you see a well demarcated vesicular rash on one side of his back and side. You suspect it might be shingles, but what are you going to do?

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January 17, 2013 · 1:01 pm

Paediatric Hip Pain

So you have a toddler/child/adolescent complaining of a sore hip and limping in your clinic? What are the different causes, how can you differentiate between them and what do you do from there? Watch on!

Online resources:

Acutely Swollen Joint Flow-chart

RCH guidelines for Acute Hip Pain

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January 14, 2013 · 11:37 am

Erectile Dysfunction

A 60 year old male comes into your practice asking about tests for prostate cancer. He has Type 2 DM and had a heart attack 3 years ago. You sense that there is something else he wants to talk about…..

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January 13, 2013 · 8:17 am

Pityriasis Versicolour

A six minute overview of this common summer month derm presentation.

Online resources:

DermnetNZ: http://www.dermnetnz.org/

Mycology Online: http://www.mycology.adelaide.edu.au/

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January 12, 2013 · 12:12 pm