2nd Edition

100 Cases in Acute Medicine

By Henry Fok, Kerry Layne, Adam Nabeebaccus Copyright 2023
    326 Pages 5 Color & 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages 5 Color & 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages 5 Color & 33 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A 19-year-old student is admitted to hospital after being found unconscious in her room in the university halls of residence. Her roommate told the paramedics that the patient had recently failed her end of year exams. She was reportedly found with several packets of paracetamol and codeine phosphate nearby and an empty bottle of wine on her bedside table. You are the medic on duty...

    100 Cases in Acute Medicine presents 100 acute conditions commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department, or on the ward or in the community setting. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination and initial investigations, including photographs where relevant, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.

    Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. Fully revised and updated for this second edition, these cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.


    Case 1: Acute Confusion

    Case 2: Apparent Adverse Drug Reaction

    Case 3: Shortness of Breath and a Cough

    Case 4: Collapse and Confusion in a Young Woman

    Case 5: Drowsy After a Fall

    Case 6: Constipation with Confusion

    Case 7: Diarrhoea Following Antibiotics

    Case 8: Worsening Delirium

    Case 9: Swollen Glands and Hearing Impairment

    Case 10: Nose Bleed (Epistaxis) Following an Operation

    Case 11: Deliberate Self-Harm with Antifreeze

    Case 12: Right-Sided Chest Pain

    Case 13: A Case of Deliberate Self-Harm

    Case 14: Lymphadenopathy and Malaise

    Case 15: Loss of Consciousness in Diabetes

    Case 16: Fevers, Weight Loss, and Night Sweats

    Case 17: The Ill Returning Traveller

    Case 18: An Atypical Seizure

    Case 19: Delirium and Urinary Symptoms

    Case 20: Headache in Pregnancy

    Case 21: Epigastric Pain and Vomiting

    Case 22: Fever in a Returning Traveller

    Case 23: Shortness of Breath during a Sickle Cell Crisis

    Case 24: Chest Pain Radiating to the Back

    Case 25: Shortness of Breath

    Case 26: Recurrent Abdominal Pain

    Case 27: A Persistent Cough

    Case 28: Bloody Diarrhoea

    Case 29: Progressive Dysphagia in a Patient with Known Malignancy

    Case 30: Progressive Lower Limb Weakness

    Case 31: Seizure and Agitation

    Case 32: Substance Misuse

    Case 33: Unilateral Leg Swelling

    Case 34: Vomiting Caused by Norovirus

    Case 35: Fever and Sore Throat

    Case 36: A Couple with Headaches and Vomiting

    Case 37: Recurring Dizziness with Exercise

    Case 38: Palpitations and Collapse

    Case 39: Shortness of Breath in a Young Non-Smoker

    Case 40: ‘Indigestion’ with Radiating Pain

    Case 41: Memory Loss and Unsteadiness

    Case 42: Ecchymosis

    Case 43: Petechiae and Limb Weakness

    Case 44: Acute Breathlessness

    Case 45: Dysphagia and Shallow Breathing

    Case 46: Painful Ankles and Rash

    Case 47: Collapse Associated with a Headache

    Case 48: Blisters and Itchy Skin

    Case 49: Postoperative Hypotension

    Case 50: Drowsiness Bordering on Coma

    Case 51: Anxiety with Graves’ Disease

    Case 52: Episodic Anxiety and Headache

    Case 53: Cough, Fever, and Shortness of Breath

    Case 54: Shortness of Breath Following a Fall

    Case 55: A Lady with Fatigue

    Case 56: Haematuria and Flank Pain

    Case 57: Bradycardia and Malaise

    Case 58: Swelling of Lower Limbs

    Case 59: Haemoptysis and Shortness of Breath

    Case 60: Headache and Eyelid Drooping

    Case 61: Knee Swelling and Pain

    Case 62: Lower Abdominal Pain

    Case 63: Abdominal Pain, Bruising, and Confusion

    Case 64: Jaundice and Pruritis

    Case 65: Bleeding Gums and Nose

    Case 66: Palpitations and Shortness of Breath

    Case 67: Shortness of Breath and Pedal Oedema

    Case 68: Sharp Central Chest Pain

    Case 69: Chest Pain with Fever, Malaise, and Myalgia

    Case 70: Deteriorating Renal Function

    Case 71: Petechial Rash and Loss of Consciousness

    Case 72: Wheeze and Productive Cough

    Case 73: Flu-Like Illness and Generalised Weakness

    Case 74: Fever and a Murmur

    Case 75: Wheeze and Shortness of Breath

    Case 76: Red Eyes and Sight Impairment

    Case 77: Severe Abdominal Pain and Fever

    Case 78: Rash and Flu-Like Symptoms

    Case 79: Substance Abuse and Agitation

    Case 80: Generalised Rash and Malaise

    Case 81: Coffee-Ground Vomiting

    Case 82: Blurred Vision with Headache

    Case 83: Pruritic Rash and Alopecia

    Case 84: Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, and Fever

    Case 85: Progressive Dysphagia and Muscle Stiffness

    Case 86: Headache and Double Vision

    Case 87: Defective Vision and Eye Pain

    Case 88: Back Pain and Weight Loss

    Case 89: Abdominal Pain Following Alcohol Binge

    Case 90: Abdominal Pain, Malaise, and Fever

    Case 91: Respiratory Distress and Oedema

    Case 92: Night Sweats, Polyuria, and Polydipsia

    Case 93: Painful Shoulder and Malaise

    Case 94: Facial Rash

    Case 95: Self-Limiting Generalised Seizures

    Case 96: Target-Like Rash and Fever

    Case 97: Seizure

    Case 98: Loss of Pain Sensation

    Case 99: Shortness of Breath in a Returning Traveller

    Case 100: A Woman "Off Her Legs"



    Henry Fok, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George’s University of London, UK

    Kerry Layne, Consultant in Acute Medicine Department, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

    Adam Nabeebaccus, Clinical Lecturer, Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, UK