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    Re: Use Your Ears
    • Robert W Marshall, Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Richard G. Hull

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by O’Hare et al [1] and would like to congratulate the authors on their interesting case, but would like to make the following points:

    • Assessment of the musculoskeletal system is poorly performed not only by adult medical trainees [2,3] , but also by paediatric trainees: a recent survey showed that only 1.6% of general paediatric admissions...
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    Use your Ears
    • Debajit Sen, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nathan Hasson, Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article by O’Hare et al [1]. We commend the general educational messages of the authors but feel compelled to highlight some important errors and omissions.

    In the table of differential diagnosis of monoarticular arthritis, it is also important to consider the diagnoses of trauma/non-accidental injury, the exclusion of which would be the prime indication for...

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    Doubts about diagnosis

    Dear Editor

    I enjoyed reading the first edition of the "Education and Practice Edition" a lot. However, after having read the article "Use your eyes" I was not convinced that Oliver's clinical presentation truely was caused by Borrelia burgdorferi infection, and I would like to challenge the authors for the following reasons:

    1. Erythema migrans usually is a mild disease that hardly ever leads to...

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