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Adam is 32 years old and has returned to the UK after 2 months spent volunteering with a charity in Africa. He has a 2 week history of diarrhoea since returning. Which of the following causes of diarrhoea would not cause a bloody diarrhoea?


Marcus is 33 years old and known to have Coeliac disease. He has recently read online about associated complications and attends the GP to discuss these. Which of the following conditions is least associated with Coeliac disease?


You see a 52 year old male who has come for the results of his recent NHS health check blood tests. You inform him that the serum GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) was raised and proceed to take a history to establish the reasons for this. Which of the below reasons could cause the GGT to be …

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Sid is 27 years old and strongly suspected to have Coeliac disease. If his initial tissue transglutaminase blood test is negative, then what type of Immunoglobulin (Ig) deficiency should you test for initially?


Toby is 42 years old and returns to the GP with a 2 month history of generalised itching and fatigue. He denies any abdominal pain or skin rash. There is no recent travel and no one in his household has similar symptoms. He has a background of Ulcerative colitis which is well controlled. Your colleague …

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Angie is 23 years old and presents with generalised abdominal pain, associated with bloating and fatigue for several months. She states she has always struggled to put on weight. She admits to sometimes experiencing diarrhoea, but there is no rectal bleeding. When asked, she was concerned she may have Coeliac disease, as cutting bread from …

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Kevin is a 44 year old plumber who is suffering with a 2 month history of reflux despite a trial of improving lifestyle measures, including smoking cessation and reducing alcohol intake. Omeprazole has given some benefit. He has had a recent chest infection requiring Amoxicillin but is on no other regular medications. You suggest a …

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Sarah is 57 years old and has lost her husband to prostate cancer 6 months ago. She comes today for her review appointment since commencing Sertraline. Her mood remains low but is better compared to before and she continues to describe feeling anxious. Her appetite is slightly better, but she has now dropped a dress …

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James has recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and has some blood tests following his recent bowel resection. Which one of the following tumour markers is most commonly used in colorectal cancer?


Julie is 42 years old and has had some blood tests to investigate feeling tired all the time. She has been very stressed at work and has attributed her tiredness to this. However, despite a lengthy period of annual leave she remains very fatigued. She denies any abdominal pain, bloating, jaundice or change in bowel …

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