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Sebastian, a 28-year-old chemistry PhD student, presents with a two-month history of insomnia.

Sebastian is in the process of final data analysis and writing up his thesis.

He initially attributed

Dr Daniel Xu18th February 2019

Maggie, a 77-year-old female, has had several episodes of severe iron deficiency anaemia since 2006.

At times her haemoglobin (Hb) would drop to 80g/L (normal: 120g/L and above) requiring blood

Harriet, a 38-year-old receptionist from rural NSW, recently conceived via IVF, after several years of assisted reproductive treatment for unexplained infertility.

This pregnancy is the result of

Hugh is a 44-year-old unemployed man with a childhood history of absence (petit mal) seizures.

He presents with a few months of bizarre olfactory, visual and auditory hallucinations.

He reports a

Clarrie is a 21-year-old working full-time as a receptionist.

She presents with pain in her hands and fingers bilaterally, which has been worsening over the past week.

The pain is now affecting all

Donald is a 43-year-old secondary school teacher who presents with severe pain in his right groin.

The pain has developed quite quickly over the past month or so, and is now limiting his ability to

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20th February 2019

Matthew, a seven-year-old boy and a regular patient of the practice, presents with another upper respiratory tract infection.

It is the fourth episode in the past five weeks.

He is up-to-date with

Sandra, a 34-year-old woman, presents to emergency with a progressive superficial pain from her right lower rib cage to her upper abdominal region.

In the three weeks prior to presentation, she had

George, an 86-year-old male, presented to a chronic pain clinic in regional NSW.

He described the gradual onset of lumbar pain over five years, worse in the last six months.

George’s wife, Martha,

Fiona, a 65-year-old retired woman, who is generally very healthy, presents with a one-week history of a generalised painful rash.

It initially affected her vagina then progressed to involve her

Adam is 38. He has worked in administration but is now receiving a disability pension for depression, for which he is taking sertraline 50mg/day. 

He attends with back pain, which he says is very