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General Practice: Clinical Cases Uncovered




General Practice: Clinical Cases Uncovered

Emma Storr, Gail Nicholls, Alison Lee, Martha Leigh, Sheena McMain

ISBN: 978-1-405-16140-4 July 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages


Rehearse for life in clinical practice with this easy-to-use and unique series, which combines cases drawn from real-life experiences with a refreshing approach to presentations as you would see them in day-to-day situations.

Get the most from clinical practice, with Clinical Cases Uncovered

With more than 30 cases to work through, General Practice: Clinical Cases Uncovered is perfect for medical students and junior doctors to get to grips with what to expect from Primary Care in the UK. Presented in a narrative style with questions and patient background, everything from a chest infection to panic attacks can be investigated in these real-life situations.

This is the ideal resource for exam preparation or attachments and provides up-to-date and concise information when students need it most.

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How to use this book.

Part 1 Basics.

Setting the context.

Approach to the patient.

Clinical overview.

Part 2 Cases.

Case 1 A 40-year-old female smoker with a chest infection, 14.

Case 2 A 9-year-old asthmatic child.

Case 3 A 27-year-old woman with a headache.

Case 4 A 76-year-old man who has been in hospital.

Case 5 A 23-year-old man with a red eye.

Case 6 A 5-year-old child with earache.

Case 7 A 20-year-old woman with a sore throat.

Case 8 A 35-year-old man with back pain.

Case 9 A 62-year-old woman with a painful shoulder.

Case 10 A 35-year-old woman with knee pain.

Case 11 A 78-year-old male with rash on trunk.

Case 12 A 2-year-old boy with a rash.

Case 13 A 17-year-old man with rash and fever.

Case 14 A 46-year-old man with indigestion.

Case 15 An 8-year-old child with abdominal pain.

Case 16 A 26-year-old man with abdominal pain.

Case 17 A 78-year-old woman with bruising.

Case 18 A 38-year-old man with high blood pressure.

Case 19 An 80-year-old woman with funny turns.

Case 20 A 43-year-old man with ‘weakness’.

Case 21 A 23-year-old woman with panic attacks.

Case 22 A 24-year-old woman who feels abnormally tired.

Case 23 A 54-year-old woman with urinary frequency and hot sweats.

Case 24 A 19-year-old woman with vaginal discharge.

Case 25 A 34-year-old woman with 'funny periods'.

Case 26 A 15-year-old girl with a problem.

Case 27 A 27-year-old pregnant woman with backache and anaemia.

Case 28 A 42-year-old man with erectile dysfunction.

Case 29 A 64-year-old man with prostatism.

Case 30 An 82-year-old man with a cough.

Case 31 A 44-year-old man who wants a 'check-up'.

Case 32 A 49-year-old woman who feels exhausted.

Case 33 A 62-year-old woman who is breathless.

Case 34 A 10-year-old girl with abdominal pain and recurrent vaginal discharge.

Case 35 A 26-year-old woman with lower abdominal pain.

Case 36 A 17-year-old girl requesting contraception.

Part 3 Self-assessment.





Appendix: Additional information, schedules and normal values.

Index of cases by diagnosis.


  • An excellent companion to this increasingly important area of the curriculum for all medical students
  • Covers a broad range of real cases likely to present in primary care
  • Offers excellent insight into the variety and day to day life of a General Practitioner
  • Includes self-assessment to challenge students' knowledge