Category: Torres Tales

Man vs the Monsoon

Note: The purpose of this site if to provide free open access medical education (FOAMed) in the context of rural and remote health. Though all stories have been inspired by real cases, all identifying details such as names, ages, locations and background descriptions have been thoroughly changed to ensure...

A 7-year-old boy with Omnipresent Oedema

This case has been inspired by events in the Torres Straits and details have been changed to ensure patient anonymity. History A 7-year-old boy presented to the Primary Healthcare Centre one afternoon after school with his grandmother. She was concerned that his eyes had become quite puffy over the...

The Flying Death Adder

Note: The purpose of this site if to provide free open access medical education (FOAMed) in the context of rural and remote health. Though all stories have been inspired by real cases, all identifying details such as names, ages, locations and background descriptions have been thoroughly changed to ensure...

Two 20-year-old Males with Impending Sense of Doom

  This case has been inspired by events in the Torres Straits and details have been changed to ensure patient anonymity. History It was a quiet afternoon in the Emergency Department when a call came from the Ambulance Office informing us of 000 call from a boat out on...

24 Hours as the On-call Doctor in the Torres Strait

 Note: The purpose of this site if to provide free open access medical education (FOAMed) in the context of rural and remote health. Though all stories have been inspired by real cases, all identifying details such as names, ages, locations and background descriptions have been thoroughly changed to ensure...

A 62-year-old Male with Dreadful Dysuria

This case has been inspired by events in the Torres Straits and details have been changed to ensure patient anonymity. History A 62-year-old Male trudged into the Emergency Department on a Friday night. There was a downpour of rain outside as the wind was whistling through the windows and...

A 25-year-old Female with a Mysterious Myalgia

This case has been inspired by events in the Torres Straits and details have been changed to ensure patient anonymity. History A 25-year old previously well female presented to the remote area nurse on an outer island somewhere in the Torres after being carried into the clinic by her...

A 40-year-old Male with a Serpiginous Foot Rash

This case has been inspired by events in the Torres Straits and details have been changed to ensure patient anonymity. History A 40-year-old male presented to his primary health care practice during the wet season somewhere in the Torres during the wet season. He had an intensely itchy rash to his...