Quick thinking makes a crucial difference for a boy with leukaemia
Matthew, a seven-year-old boy and a regular patient of the practice, presents with another upper respiratory tract infection.
It is the fourth episode in the past five weeks.
He is up-to-date with his immunisation schedule, and has an unremarkable birth and developmental history.
Matthew has a healthy younger brother aged four, and there is no significant family history.
His mother reveals a five-week history of recurrent viral upper respiratory infections.
The initial two episodes