Preface. Acknowledgements. How to use this book. Part 1 Basics. Basic science. Approach to the patient. Part 2 Cases. Case 1 A 35-year-old tired woman. Case 2 A 50-year-old tanned man with diabetes mellitus. Case 3 A 65-year-old cranky woman with jaundice. Case 4 A 25-year-old man with weight loss and diarrhoea. Case 5 A 30-year-old man with abdominal pain and jaundice. Case 6 A 70-year-old man who was no longer able to take his dog for a walk. Case 7 A 35-year-old man with shortness of breath and anaemia. Case 8 A 19-year-old woman with thalassaemia. Case 9 A 17-year-old boy with a sore throat and bleeding gums. Case 10 A 33-year-old football player who was dropped from the team. Case 11 A 62-year-old man who cannot button his shirt collar. Case 12 A 40-year-old man with fatigue and a sore throat. Case 13 A 58-year-old farmer with a broken rib. Case 14 An 18-year-old medical student who complained of bone pain following alcohol ingestion and a swelling on the right side of her neck. Case 15 A 53-year-old woman with discomfort under her left arm. Case 16 A 65-year-old red-faced man with a 'smoker's cough'. Case 17 A 28-year-old woman who suddenly started bruising. Case 18 Delivery of a newborn baby boy that went wrong. Case 19 A 26-year-old woman with chest pain following a long aeroplane journey. Case 20 A 27-year-old woman afraid to receive a blood transfusion. Case 21 A 35-year-old woman with an elevated platelet count. Case 22 A 68-year-old man with a headache and confusion. Case 23 A 10-year-old boy with a fever. Part 3 Self-assessment. MCQs. EMQs. SAQs. Answers. Appendix: Normal laboratory values and CD table. Glossary. Index of cases by diagnosis. Index.