Headache and a near miss case of Temporal Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis also known as Giant Cell Arteritis, affects the medium and large arteries and is a vasculopathy. The greatest risk, if not treated, is irreversible loss of vision. It is a medical emergency. CASE A 79 year old woman has been sent in by her GP, complaining of unbearable, intractable headache for the past…

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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

You’ve just seen a patient with sudden onset of headache. They have presented within 6 hours and your super-sliced scanner spits out a normal CT brain. Are you done? You apply shared decision making with your patient and decide against a lumbar puncture. Are you done? Beware the mimics; amongst them cerebral venous thrombosis and…

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