Table 2

Possible presentations in GUM that should make you consider a notifiable disease in the differential diagnosis

PresentationNotifiable infection in the differential diagnosis
JaundiceHepatitis A, B, C
DiarrhoeaBacterial, eg, Shigella spp., Campylobacter spp.
Parasitic, eg, Entamoeba histolytica
FeverMany—possibly travel related, eg, malaria
Sore throatCorynebacterium diphtheriae Group A streptococcus (notify only if disseminated infection)
Open woundGroup A streptococcus (notify only if disseminated infection)
HeadacheAcute encephalitis, acute meningitis
Widespread rashMeasles, rubella
LymphadenopathyMany including measles, mumps, rubella, brucellosis, TB, whooping cough