Malaria

Introduction Presentation can be vague, any or all of wide variety of symptoms. Always should be considered in unwell patients returning from or having passed though endemic areas Organism Parasite is a plasmodium (protozoan)....

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Malignant Hypertension

Introduction Malignant hypertension is very high blood pressure that comes on suddenly and quickly. The diastolic BP reading (normally <80mmHg) is often >130mmHg, and systolic is usually >200mmHg. Aetiology Affects ~1% of people with...

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Marfan Syndrome

Introduction Marfan Syndrome (sometime Marfan’s Syndrome) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder. Epidemiology and Aeitiology 25% of cases occur without family history Reduced life expectancy – average is around 60 Pathology The result...

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