Lab Case 157 – interpretation

A 34 year old with 3 renal transplants and parathyroidectomy presents after a seizure.

Causes for seizure include Continue reading

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Lab case 157

A 34 year old woman is brought to ED by ambulance. She is travelling WA with her partner, who witnessed her lose consciousness, bite her tongue and experience jerking of her arms and extended legs for 2 minutes, followed by a period of confusion. she was back to normal within 20 minutes. Continue reading

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Lab case 156 – Interpretation

27 year old with GCS 7 but haemodynamically stable presents with Continue reading

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Lab case 156

A 27 year old man is brought to your ED after being found collapsed at home. On examination he has a GCS of 7 (E1,V2,M4)

Observations on 8 litres Hudson mask:

PR 105/min

RR 38/min

T 37

BP 130/80

Describe and interpret his blood results

List and Justify your further investigations Continue reading

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Lab case 155 – Interpretation

A 6 year old is brought in to your ED after a concerning episode at home, suggestive of a seizure, witnessed by his mother.

On arrival, he has an altered mental state, no temperature currently with tachycardia and hypertension. Continue reading

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Lab Case 155

A 6 year old is brought in by ambulance on a P1 due to a GCS of 9.

Mum found him on the floor of the lounge unresponsive. She thinks he was quite stiff at the time and had urinated. She did not witness any jerky movements.

He was unwell for 2-3 days with a cough, runny nose and fevers, saw the GP today and was prescribed amoxicillin.

On arrival:

GCS 9

T  37.2

HR  125/min

BP 120/80 Continue reading

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Lab Case 154

A 17 year old girl presents with 3 weeks of fevers, lethargy, general body aches and palpitations. She was diagnosed with a blood disorder in childhood but is on no regular medications and has no other significant medical issues.

Vitals: T 38.2,  PR  138/min

Her blood results show: Continue reading

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