Steven Tomas

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Sir, Despite the availability of diagnostic tests, the diagnosis of non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) remains based on the exclusion of other aetiological agents such as hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis delta virus, Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus. The different means of transmission of NANBH suggest that it could be caused by at least(More)
BACKGROUND Melanoma occurs more frequently in Australia then anywhere else in the world, and has a notoriously unpredictable prognosis and the potential for very late recurrence. OBJECTIVE This article presents a case study of a patient who experienced a local melanoma recurrence 19 years after initial diagnosis and treatment, and again 8 years later. (More)
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are common, and are regularly diagnosed and managed by Australian general practitioners. OBJECTIVE This article summarises the types, clinical features, treatment and follow up of BCCs. Two cases histories are also presented that highlight the difficulties with diagnosing and treating aggressive BCC. DISCUSSION(More)
Most basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) can be diagnosed readily on the basis of a medical history and clinical examination, particularly when various 'red flags' are taken into account. The purpose of this article is to show two cases in which BCCs have apparently remained unchanged for over 20 years, masking one of the major indicators of malignancy: change. A(More)
Due to perennial sun exposure a significant proportion of skin cancers develop on the face. Therefore diagnostic and treatment considerations are particularly important due to the sensitive functional and cosmetic properties of the face. The following case study demonstrates some of the potential difficulties with diagnosing and treating skin cancer on the(More)
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