Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Introduction Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common presenting problem in general practice Accounts for about 4% of presentations to general practice 20% of women complain of heavy period bleeding ‚Äď however about 50% of...

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Acne Vulgaris

Introduction Acne vulgaris (often shortened to “Acne”) is a disorder of the Pilosebaceous Follicles (oil glands) Incredibly common Almost universal in the second decade of life Also affects adults Initially the result of excess...

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Anaemia of Chronic Disease

Introduction Anaemia of Chronic Disease (ACD) is common, particularly in the hospital setting. It occurs as a result of: Chronic infection Chronic inflammation Neoplasia Chronic kidney disease The anaemia is typically: Normochromic – the...

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Barmah Forest Virus

Introduction Barmah Forest Virus causes an infection in humans, resulting in polyarthritis, fever, tiredness, lethargy and rash. It has been identified only in Australia, and is named after the location in Victoria where it...

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Benign acute childhood myositis

Introduction Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM), sometimes referred to as viral myositis or influenza-associated myositis is a striking cause of childhood immobility, which is typically self-limiting and benign. It often presents in school-age children, a few days after...

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Candida

Introduction Candida is the name of a group of yeast (fungal) species, which can cause skin and mucosal surface infections. It is one of three type of yeast that can infect humans: Tinea Caused...

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Cardiomyopathy

Introduction Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a heart muscle disorder, without another obvious cardiac abnormality. The European Heart Journal describes it as a: myocardial disorder in which heart muscle is structurally and...

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Chronic Pain

Introduction Chronic pain has an unclear definition but some examples include: Pain that persists despite adequate time for healing Pain for >12 weeks It is a common presentation to general practice. Chronic pain exists...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS

Introduction Complex regional pain syndrome (previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or Sudeck atrophy) is a poorly understood condition which typically affects the extremities (arms and legs), causing severe pain, disability and sometimes swelling. It most...

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Defining Skin Lesions

Introduction Describing and defining skin lesions is a complicated business, and something that most doctors are not very good at! There are a wide variety of terms used to describe skin lesions. In the...

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