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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Cardiomyopathy

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

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Gastroenteritis

Introduction Gastroenteritis (colloquially known by names names, including gastric flu, “gastro”, vomiting and diarrhoea, “food poisoning”) is a very common presentation to general practice and emergency departments, in people of all ages, but especially in children,...

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Menorrhagia

Introduction Menorrhagia describes abnormally heavy bleeding (often associated with increased period pain) during periods. It is a common presenting compliant, and a cause is not always found. Endometrial carcinoma would always be considered as...

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Nappy Rash

Introduction Nappy rash (or for the more technically minded Napkin dermatitis, and in the US diaper rash) is a term used to describe several disorders of the skin in the region of the nappy. Most commonly...

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