Febrile Convulsion

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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.…

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Fifth Disease
Child with characteristic rash on cheeks and widespread rash on trunk and limbs. Older children may not have such widespread features.

Fifth Disease

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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…

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Fragile X Syndrome (Martin-Bell Syndrome)

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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…

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