Category: Case Of The Week

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...

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...

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 theĀ TorresĀ during the wet season. He had an intensely itchy rash to his...