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The WHO classes a country as having 'eliminated' the disease when it has stopped freely circulating for at least 3 years. This is not the same as eradication! Clusters of...

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Cellulitis: how do you know it is cellulitis?

A 7d course of flucloxacillin is the usual treatment for cellulitis (unless facial, or penicillin allergic).

But what of those with...

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You think your patient has erythema migrans. Now what?

In 2018, NICE (NG95) encouraged us to make a diagnosis of Lyme disease in adults and children with typical erythema migrans, and to offer treatment in primary care without...

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Hydroxychloroquine and retinopathy risk – do you need to take action?

If retinopathy is detected, hydroxychloroquine should be stopped.

This may require action. Are you using duration prescribing for hydroxychloroquine (e.g. take daily for your...

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Walking aids and osteoarthritis

But the walking stick need to be the correct size! With the patient standing up straight, with arms by their side, the stick should come to the...

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To dip or not to dip: that is the question!

If haematuria is visible or shows up on dipstick, arrange MSU to confirm presence of infection. Further investigation may be needed if MSU is negative.

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