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Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 64 (2011)

Erythroderma (or ‘red man syndrome’) is a diffuse inf lammation of the skin, affecting at least 90% of the skin surface. It can be the clinical manifestation of a variety of dermatological, systemic,

Making Sense of Acute Medicine: a guide to diagnosis details a symptomatic approach to acute medicine. It begins with a preface that states that many junior doctors seem to employ a ‘scattergun approach

A fifty-eight year old man was referred to the Acute Medical Unit by his general practitioner with a generalised erythematous rash. The rash had appeared 3 weeks earlier, initially affecting his back,

Journals were reviewed between August and December 2010. The journals reviewed include: The lancet, Lancet Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Heart, Gut, Thorax, Circulation,

Bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a common medical emergency, with an incidence of between 50-150 cases per 100,000 per year.1 A recent audit by the British Society of Gastroenterology

Acute paraplegia is an emergency requiring immediate assessment by the acute medical team because of the need to rule out compressive lesions of the cord for which intervention may preserve neurological

The new trainee section of the Acute Medicine journal gives us an excellent opportunity to keep trainees up-to-date with the latest news. We will provide you with a summary of relevant information coming

This edition of the journal sees the launch of a new regular trainee-orientated section. Over the course of a rolling five-year cycle we will be publishing a series of articles which will cover the

Abstract A 51-year-old man presenting with left arm weakness and slurred speech was referred to the acute medical team. Admission chest X-ray showed a cavitating lesion, which had not been present 2

Abstract Severe hypoglycaemia is a diagnostic challenge.1 It is often explained by mismatch between insulin doses, food ingestion and exercise. Recurrent hypoglycaemia can indicate underlying medical