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• This article provides a step-by-step guide to writing case reports that address some of the historic limitations associated with case reports.
• It follows the CARE reporting guidelines and includes examples of good case reporting that will support authors writing case reports for submission to medical journals.
• Systematic data collection from the point of care can help improve the delivery of care to patients and provide useful information for:
◦ Clinical research,
◦ Clinical practice guidelines, and
◦ Medical education.