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: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin

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Sepsis case study

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

Weakness and hypotension: case study

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.

Upper extremity DVT - case study

Upper extremity DVT - case study

A case of upper limb thrombosis.

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,...

Case study: Recurrent skin infections

Case study: Recurrent skin infections

Dr Rebecca Ratcliffe discusses a patient who presented with boils on her thigh.

Case study: Diagnosis and management of Felty's syndrome

Case study: Diagnosis and management of Felty's syndrome

Dr Louise Newson discusses the treatment of a patient with a rare condition.

Case study: Managing erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

Case study: Managing erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp

An 85-year-old man who was wheelchair mobile was referred to the two-week wait skin...

Intense itching on the palms
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Intense itching on the palms

This patient was concerned by worsening itching and rash on his hands.

Childhood constipation

Childhood constipation

Dr Samar Razaq discusses the management of a child with worsening constipation.

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