Peer Reviewed Feature Articles

Multiple sclerosis: the role of the GP in diagnosis and lifetime care

Justin Y. Garber, Heidi N. Beadnall, Michael H. Barnett

GPs play a crucial role in the early recognition of patients with multiple sclerosis, timely referral, identification of relapses, monitoring of disease-modifying therapy and symptom management.

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Is it IBD? Making an accurate and prompt diagnosis

Abdul Shaikh, Jane Andrews

Multiple conditions lead to features similar to those seen in inflammatory bowel disease. This article reviews the differential diagnoses and provides a guide to initial clinical assessment.


Treating acne – how to minimise physical and emotional scarring

Jo-Ann See, Philip Tong

Acne is associated with significant physical and psychological morbidity. Individualised treatment plans, based on patient history, severity of disease and contraindications, should also take into account the psychological impacts of the disease.

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Rheumatology clinic

Systemic sclerosis. A complex multisystem disease

Zoe Brown, Mandana Nikpour

Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, is characterised by vascular abnormalities and fibrosis of multiple organs. All clinicians should be aware of its common manifestations.

Adolescent health

Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents. Beyond tiredness

Vathsala Agarwalla, Alexandra Rushworth, Susan Towns

GPs are essential in identifying adolescents with a history suggestive of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A comprehensive history and assessment are crucial to timely diagnosis and an individualised multidisciplinary rehabilitative approach is key to management.