Join MIMS Learning now to manage all your CPD and notes in one place!
Already a MIMS Learning member?Sign In Now »
This learning plan covers a selection of unusual conditions that may be encountered in primary care, including a case study of pancreatic glucagonoma, Brugada syndrome, a presentation of Mycobacterium marinum infection, Myasthenia gravis and sickle cell anaemia, among others.
Dr Rupesh Amin describes a rare case of pancreatic glucagonoma, which initially presented with symptoms of an intractable eczematous rash. Key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include discussion of the important differential diagnoses, and an outline of cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancies.
Dr Elizabeth Roberts presents the unusual case of Mycobacterium marinum infection in a married couple who both had persistent red nodules on their hands.
In this article Dr Fiona Norwood considers the characteristics of myasthenia gravis, key diagnostic features and how to manage this condition, as well as giving a round up of the current evidence base. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include what do to for a patient in myasthenic crisis, prognosis and treatment options.
Rachel Taylor explains the diagnosis and management of Huntington’s disease, providing key learning points for GPs on symptom reduction and quality of life.
Dr Banu Kaya and Dr Paul Telfer outline the aetiology and prevalence of thalassaemia, its diagnosis and treatment, and the role of the GP in its management.
Dr Amit Patel reviews the diagnosis, features and management of sickle cell anaemia. Key learning points for clinicians include identifying and dealing with sickle cell anaemia crises.
In this article, updated in 2016, Dr Amish Chinoy and Dr Raja Padidela discuss the genetic inheritance of PW syndrome, the neonatal features and adult complications of the syndrome. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include when to consider investigations and what the prognosis is.