Category Clinical Cases

LITFL Clinical Case Collection. Over 250 Q&A style clinical cases to assist Just in Time Learning and Life Long Learning. Cases are categorised by specialty and can be searched by keyword from the database table

Trauma Tribulation 340 256

A bashed head

A 27 year-old male was involved in head on collision at high speed. He was GCS 8 at the scene.
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Another complication of facial trauma

A 27 year old male with head and extensive facial trauma is admitted to the intensive care unit after a neurosurgical intervention for an acute subdural haemorrhage. There has been difficulty with oxygenation in the operating theatre.
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

It’s not a bird or a plane…

18 year old man day 7 in ICU after jumping from a building. Tracheostomy performed the day before. Acute respiratory distress with inability to pass a suction catheter through the tracheostomy tube.
Tropical Travel Trouble

Humongous HIV Extravaganza

Tropical Travel Trouble is a series of clinical cases that you may see in the tropics or your own ED from the dreaded returned traveller. HIV
Tropical Travel Trouble

Total TB Extravaganza

What is tuberculosis (TB)? This tropical travel clinical case extravaganza covers aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB
Tropical Travel Trouble

Mega Malaria Extravaganza

Part 1 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. Remember there is not always a unifying diagnosis...
Tropical Travel Trouble

Watery Diarrhoea

What is cholera and how is it transmitted? How do we treat it? How would you manage an outbreak? So much to learn about Watery Diarrhoea...
Tropical Travel Trouble

RUQ Pain and Jaundice

Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that can invade tissue. Find out more about aetiology, diagnosis, management and treatment
Tropical Travel Trouble

Bloody Diarrhoea

Dysentery (bloody diarrhoea) is usually associated with fever but this is not always the case. Shigella aetiology, differential and management