Case studies

Clinical case studies for general practitioners, provding a practical approach to managing the common, and not so common, conditions presenting in general practice.

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Case study: Asthma exacerbation with heroin use

Four presentations of skin conditions

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Upper extremity DVT - case study

Acute epigastric pain - case study

Acute epigastric pain - case study

A presentation of acute epigastric pain in a 44-year old female patient, leading...

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

End-of-life care scenario: managing hepatic failure

As GPs become more involved with palliative care, they are dealing with more complex...

Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin
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Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin

A male patient of Asian origin presented with a new, solitary pigmented lesion on...

Sepsis case study
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Sepsis case study

A case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum and...

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

A 45-year-old man with apparent type 2 diabetes was unintentionally losing weight.

Weakness and hypotension: case study

Weakness and hypotension: case study

A case of weakness and hypotension that led to a diagnosis of Addison's disease.

Case study: Genital swelling following caesarean delivery

Case study: Genital swelling following caesarean delivery

A presentation of clitoral swelling and vaginal discharge at three weeks post-caesarean...

Case study: Tiredness, thirst and feeling unwell

Case study: Tiredness, thirst and feeling unwell

How a drug safety alert helped to identify the cause of tiredness, thirst and feeling...

Primary biliary cirrhosis: case study

Primary biliary cirrhosis: case study

A case of primary biliary cirrhosis discovered during routine liver function tests,...

Pancreatic glucagonoma - case study

Pancreatic glucagonoma - case study

A rare case of pancreatic glucagonoma initially presented with symptoms of an intractable...

Facial Raynaud's disease: case study

Facial Raynaud's disease: case study

An unusual presentation of Raynaud's disease.

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

Case study: Type 1 diabetes in a child

An apparently minor illness had a serious cause.

Case study: Relapsing polychondritis

Case study: Relapsing polychondritis

A presentation of painful ears was found to have a systemic cause.

Case study: Breathlessness on exertion

Case study: Breathlessness on exertion

Breathlessness did not indicate a respiratory cause in this case.

Case study: Managing PPI-resistant GORD

Case study: Managing PPI-resistant GORD

Combined behaviourial therapy and medication are essential, write Dr Neel Sharma,...

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