CNS Infections

A CNS infection is one that involves the central nervous system in some way. This includes the meninges, cerebellum, ventricular system and spinal cord, among...

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Diarrhoea is a very common complaint and may be the reason for a patient’s admission, or develop as a new problem during an inpatient stay....

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Fever in the Returning Traveller

COVID-19 aside, international travel is easier and more prevalent than ever before, and illness associated with travel is common. Although most infections contracted overseas are...

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a species of lentivirus that can infect humans and subsequently causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). At the end of 2018,...

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Microbiology Discussions

A lot of your time as an FY1 will be spent on the phone to various other specialities. You’ll come across patients with infections in...

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Neutropenic Sepsis

Please read an overview of the management of sepsis before reading this article. ContentsDefinitionHigh-risk patientsSigns and symptomsInvestigations and ManagementConfirming the diagnosisScoring systemsFollow upReferences Definition Neutropenic...

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Notifiable Diseases

As a junior doctor, it is your statutory duty as a medical professional to alert the local public health team to a new or suspected...

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In this article, we will focus on more practical concerns when managing a patient with pneumonia for junior doctors. Covid-19 is not discussed here.  History...

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Sepsis is an infection with evidence of organ dysfunction. Septic shock is when a patient with sepsis is hypotensive despite appropriate fluid resuscitation. ContentsIntroductionHigh-risk criteriaSepsis...

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults are extremely common in both primary and secondary care and it is inevitable that you will be diagnosing and...

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