A 4-Month-Old with Bronchiolitis

A 4-Month-Old with Bronchiolitis

A 4-month-old boy is brought by his parents to see his GP due to a history of fever, cough and breathing difficulties. A diagnosis of acute bronchiolitis is made. What is bronchiolitis? Show Answer Bronchiolitis is an acute infection of the lower respiratory tract...
A Subdural Haematoma in a Patient Taking Warfarin

A Subdural Haematoma in a Patient Taking Warfarin

A 73-year-old woman with a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) presents with a head injury and reduced conscious level. She takes warfarin for her AF and her INR was 2.7 a few days ago. A CT scan of her head is performed which demonstrates the presence of a subdural...
A Crashing Asthmatic

A Crashing Asthmatic

A 24-year-old woman with a history of brittle asthma is brought to the Emergency Department by her boyfriend. She is very short of breath and wheezy and her condition deteriorates rapidly. Following back to back nebs, hydrocortisone and IV magnesium sulphate, she is...
An Overdose with an Unknown Substance

An Overdose with an Unknown Substance

A 30-year-old woman presents having taken an overdose of an unknown substance. She is drowsy and slurring her speech. Her observations are as follows: HR 116, BP 91/57, SaO2 96% on air. GCS 11/15. The results of her arterial blood gas (ABG) on air are shown below:  ...
A Vomiting Medical Student

A Vomiting Medical Student

A 21-year-old medical student presents with severe retrosternal pain, pain on swallowing, and breathlessness. Over the weekend he went on a heavy drinking binge after finishing his exams and spent most of the previous evening vomiting and retching forcefully. You...
An Intravenous Drug User with Back Pain

An Intravenous Drug User with Back Pain

A known intravenous drug user of no fixed abode presents with very severe back pain, fever, and left leg weakness. He has been woken at night several times because of the pain and is having difficulty walking. On examination he has tenderness over the lower lumbar...

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