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
A 36 year old man has just completed a marathon. He develops chest heaviness, shortness of breath, nausea and feels dizzy and faint. He has no known past medical history and considers himself to be in excellent health, regularly competing in long distance running events.
A 2 year old child is brought in by her mother. The child is limping and seemingly refusing to weight bear on the right leg. The mother is a little vague about what might have happened but wonders if her daughter was injured while playing with her older siblings out in the garden this afternoon. The child objects to you touching and moving her right lower leg.
An 83 year old man with a past history of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease has become progressively unwell over the last 5 days. His GP discovered a pneumonia on CXR and has been treating him with oral antibiotics for the last 3 days but his clinical condition has continued to worsen.
A 22 year old man has just returned from a surfing trip to Timor. While away he developed a fever, headache and generalised aches and pains. The fever settled for a day or two but has now returned and he has developed a rash. The aches and pains continue unabated. He feels miserable.
A 57 year old man presents to the ED with 18 hours of severe upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. He looks jaundiced, his HR is 120bpm, BP 110/60, RR 22 and his temperature is 37.8oC. He is tender and guarded in his right upper quadrant on abdominal palpation.
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