Clinical case study
Fatigue: a diagnostic approach
Diagnosing causes of fatigue - meet Arya Saab, for the last two months she has been feeling tired and has asked for some tests to determine the cause of her fatigue.
This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for the 2017 - 2019 triennium (activity number 92382).
This activity has been accredited by ACRRM for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium (activity code: 9091).
In this case study you'll meet Arya Saab, a 35-year-old sales representative. For the last two months she has been feeling tired and has asked for some tests to determine the cause of her fatigue.
What questions would you ask Arya to determine possible causes of her fatigue? What red flags would you look for? What advice would you give Arya to help her manage her symptoms? What, if any, pathology testing would you recommend for Arya?
Complete this case on the device of your choice (computer, tablet or smart phone). Receive instant feedback, compare your approach to that of your peers and read expert commentary by Dr Louise Stone, GP and Senior Medical Advisor to General Practice Education and Training Ltd. You'll need to register but it's free and secure.