Febrile Convulsion

Introduction A seizure is a neurological event where there is a synchronous discharge of many neurons. Each individual has a ‘threshold’ at which their neurons will begin to do this. It is thought that...

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Fifth Disease

Introudction Fifth Disease – so called as it was the fifth of the six common childhood skin rashes when it was first classified back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Formally known as Erythema Infectiosum and also colloquially called...

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Fragile X Syndrome (Martin-Bell Syndrome)

Introduction So called as there is a ‘fragile site’ on the X chromosome. This is a non-staining, weakened section of the chromosome which is susceptible to breaking. It is an example of a trinucleotide expansion mutation, but is...

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