Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Donald A Howarth

Email: donald.howarth@rcswa.edu.au
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FACRRM, procedural general practitioner and medical educator, Rural Clinical School, University of Western Australia and University of Notre Dame, Esperence, WA.

ACE inhibitor angioedema A very late presentation

On presentation the treating doctors thought he had an allergic reaction and he was taken to the resuscitation room of the hospital. The swelling of his tongue rapidly progressed and was...

Esperance pica study

What is pica?Pica is the Latin for magpie, a bird with a reputation for indiscriminate eating habits. In medicine, the term generally refers to the persistent craving for, or eating of, non-food...

Ketoacidosis in a patient 
with type 2 diabetes – Flatbush diabetes

CaseA patient, aged 48 years, presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a semi-comatose condition. She had a 3-day history of vomiting and loss of appetite. In the previous weeks she had...

Lead exposure Implications for general practice

Sources of lead in the environment have changed over the past 100 years. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, lead was found in paint, pottery glazes, cast lead soldiers (tin soldiers), lead...

Pica A case report

Case studyA child, 3 years of age, presented to a district hospital emergency department with a 4 day history of loss of appetite and a 2 day history of passing, with apparent difficulty, pale...


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