Most acute respiratory tract infections in developed countries are viral in aetiology and self-limiting.
Asthma, by its very nature, is a variable disease, and this makes it particularly challenging to manage for both patients and clinicians.
Differentiating spondyloarthritides from more common mechanical back disorders is the major challenge in general practice.
Sudden hearing loss is an uncommon presentation in general practice but one that can be readily managed after appropriate history taking, examination and minimal investigation.
Although there is often a hidden agenda in cases of recurrent abdominal pain, most children with this common problem can be helped.
A viral infection associated with the common cold is the most frequent aetiology of acute sinusitis, but viral rhinosinusitis is often complicated by acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS).