Febrile Convulsion

Introduction A seizure is a neurological event where there is a synchronous discharge of many neurons. Each individual has a ‚Äėthreshold‚Äô 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 ‚Äėfragile site‚Äô¬†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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