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Seema is a 37 year old lady with a past medical history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraines and Fibromyalgia. She has noticed pain around her jaw (more on the left side) that radiates around her ear for the past few months. The pain is made worse when singing, talking, and eating hard foods. She has …

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Mr Hammond is 70 years old and presents with a one day history of a painful right ear and vertigo. He feels his hearing is not as good in that ear but admits he often has build of earwax in both ears needing regular syringing. Past medical history includes Psoriasis and Migraine. On examination he …

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You see a 56 year old male with tinnitus for his annual medication review. He tells you he had various antibiotics over the last 6 months during several hospital admissions. Which one of the following antibiotics would be the most likely cause for his tinnitus?


Mr Scott is 65 years old and was recently diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Which of the below features is not associated with this condition?


Sam is a 22 year old university student who attends the GP with a 2 day history of a bad sore throat. He was feverish this morning which prompted him to book an appointment. He has had a runny nose for a few days and a slight dry cough. On examination, his observations are normal, …

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You see Mr Martin who is 60 years old and is worried about left sided hearing loss over the last month. Weber’s test lateralises to the left ear and this is Rinne negative. You request audiology tests. At this stage, which one of the following conditions is least likely to be causing his hearing loss?


A 57 year old lady presents to A&E following a fall in the supermarket. She has some mild bruising on her shins but is not in any pain. She denies any head injury and recalls feeling dizzy prior to the fall, when she was looking for some tinned tomatoes on a high shelf. She has …

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Mr Trank is a 55 year old male who has been having dizzy spells for approximately two weeks. He denies any hearing loss, tinnitus or problems with balance/co-ordination. Apart from a mild upper respiratory tract infection a month ago, he is normally fit and well and has no regular medication. Examination reveals fine horizonal nystagmus, …

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A 35 year old lady presents with several episodes of vertigo and tinnitus over the last few weeks. Each episode can last around half an hour and she feels fine in between. She has been having difficulty hearing from time to time and describes pressure in her ear. There is no history of trauma or …

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Sean, a two year old boy, attends Accident and Emergency with his father who is concerned that his son has an ear infection and needs antibiotics. Sean has been tugging at his ear yesterday along with coryzal symptoms and an intermittent temperature for the past four days. Sean has had Paracetamol twice with good effect. …

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