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Telltale limp

...Dr N examines the child and notes a possible discrepancy in limb length with shortening on the left side. She also finds asymmetrical skin creases on the inside left thigh...

  • 25 February 2016
  • Case study

Infected dog bite

...Dr K examines the wound and notes cellulitis but no pus. She prescribes the antibiotic flucloxacillin and advises Mr B to re-attend if the infection grows worse...

  • 27 January 2016
  • Case study

"Mild" headache

...The notes also reveal that the GP considered the possibility of head injury in that he recorded that there were no associated symptoms...

  • 23 December 2015
  • Case study

Shooting pains

...A GP attends her at home and notes that the patient has developed numbness in the saddle area and cold feet in addition to low back pain shooting to the ankles...

  • 28 October 2015
  • Case study

Village gossip

...He accuses the GP of either discussing the matter at home or elsewhere in the village and that this constitutes a serious breach of confidentiality...

  • 27 May 2015
  • Case study

A missed pregnancy

...The facts clearly show the GP made an error in fitting the IUCD while the patient was pregnant. However, it remains unclear exactly what the consequences of this mistake were...

  • 28 April 2015
  • Case study

Cause for suspicion

...More specifically it is alleged the GP failed to take account of the recent increase in size of the lesion and did not record its shape and dimensions...

  • 30 March 2015
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Operative risk

...Later that evening the patient undergoes an emergency laparotomy. Free fluid and fibrous exudate are found in the peritoneal cavity caused by leakage from the bowel...

  • 30 January 2015
  • Case study