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Faltering growth in children

Faltering growth is defined as:

  • Birthweight below 9th centile: a fall across 1 or more weight centile spaces. 
  • Birthweight...
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Lateral hip pain – not all hip pain is osteoarthritis!

The three best discriminatory features are:
1.    Any trouble putting on socks? (in which case, it is more likely to be osteoarthritis.)
2.    Pain on palpation around greater trochanter...

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Hypopigmentation

About 1 in 20 people have a hypopigmented lesion. Most are not...

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Pancreatic cancer

The statistics around pancreatic cancer make disturbing reading: 10 000 new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK. It has the worst 1y survival rate of any cancer. It is...

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Hirsutism

Effective hair removal treatments remain important, though they are not widely available through the NHS.

Click below to see our summary of two clinical review articles...

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Thyrotoxicosis

Antithyroid drug treatment is often used first line in the UK. Regular blood tests are needed. Relapse rates in Graves’ disease are 50–70%. We should give all patients starting antithyroid drugs...

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Bullous pemphigoid

If you think a patient has it, refer to dermatology for biopsy and confirmation – call to discuss!

Oral doxycycline is an increasingly evidence-based...

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