Amblyopia

Overview Amblyopia is a condition whereby there is a reduction in visual acuity due to a problem with focussing in early childhood. This results in reduced acuity as the brain is not stimulated to...

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Amenorrhoea

Amenorrhoea is defined as the absence of menstruation (regular periods) in women of reproductive age. It can be primary or secondary. It is distinctly different from oligmenorrhoea – which is the presence of irregular...

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Amiodarone

Indication and dose Amiodarone is an anti-arrhythmic drug. Used particularly when other drugs have been ineffective or contra-indicated. It is most commonly used in atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, but is also indicated in:...

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Amoebiasis

Organism Protozoan- entamoeba histolytica Incubation; days-years Transmission Faecal oral (usually contaminated water): infection by ingestion of 4-nucleated cysts.   Epidemiology Humans are the only reservoir 10% world population are infected (rare in temperate climates)...

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