A 70-Year-Old Man with Severe Leg Pain

A 70-Year-Old Man with Severe Leg Pain

A 70-year-old man presents to the ED having developed sudden onset severe pain in his right leg. This occurred whilst he was watching television 1 hour earlier. On examination he is distressed, and his right leg is pale in appearance. His right foot feels cold to...
A 50-Year-Old Woman with an Itchy, Blistering Rash

A 50-Year-Old Woman with an Itchy, Blistering Rash

A 50-year-old woman presents with a painful, blistering rash affecting her face, limbs and trunk. She initially noticed painful blisters in her mouth, but these subsequently spread to the skin a few weeks later. The blisters, where present are large and flaccid. Most...
A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-year-old woman presents with palpitations and breathlessness. Her observations show that she is hypotensive and tachycardiac, and she is complaining of chest pain. She is promptly transferred to resus. After being moved to resus she is administered three...
A 60-year-old Man with Dizziness and Palpitations

A 60-year-old Man with Dizziness and Palpitations

A 60-year-old man presents with dizziness and palpitations. Whilst in the Emergency Department the following rhythm strip is recorded:   1. What does the rhythm strip show? Show Answer The rhythm strip in this case shows torsades de pointes. 2. Which underlying...

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