Barmah Forest Virus

Introduction Barmah Forest Virus causes an infection in humans, resulting in polyarthritis, fever, tiredness, lethargy and rash. It has been identified only in Australia, and is named after the location in Victoria where it...

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Benign acute childhood myositis

Introduction Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM), sometimes referred to as viral myositis or influenza-associated myositis is a striking cause of childhood immobility, which is typically self-limiting and benign. It often presents in school-age children, a few days after...

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Cardiomyopathy

Introduction Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a heart muscle disorder, without another obvious cardiac abnormality. The European Heart Journal describes it as a: myocardial disorder in which heart muscle is structurally and...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common disorder, which can be unilateral or bilateral, caused by compression of the media nerve at the level oft he wrist. Patients typically initially complain of parasthesia...

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Chronic Kidney Disease (Chronic Renal Failure)

Introduction Chronic Kidney Disease – CKD (previously –¬†chronic renal failure)¬†involves a long-standing and often deteriorating reduction in renal function.¬†It is irreversible and generally appears over a period of years. initially, CKD begins as only...

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Chronic Pain

Introduction Chronic pain has an unclear definition but some examples include: Pain that persists despite adequate time for healing Pain for >12 weeks It is a common presentation to general practice. Chronic pain exists...

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