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Haemochromatosis Histology. Micrograph of hemochromatosis liver showing hepatocytes with coarse golden yellow granules of hemosiderin within the cytoplasm. These granules stain with Prussian blue stain. This file is taken from wikimedia commons and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


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Introduction The term haemochromatosis is usually used to describe a group of autosomal recessive disorders of iron metabolism. It is sometime called hereditary haemochromatosis and abbreviated to HHC. The most…

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Heart Failure

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Introduction Heart failure (also CCF - congestive cardiac failure) is a clinical syndrome which refers to a state of reduced cardiac output. Typically it is defined as: The inability of the heart…

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Structure of a hepatitis C virus. Image by Guido4 and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Hepatitis C

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Introduction First discovered in 1989, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is blood-borne form of viral hepatitis. The incubation period is 6-9 weeks. Transmission is usually via blood products or vertical…

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Its at about this point that I tell my patients to "take a couple of deep breaths, and think some relaxing thoughts..."


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Introduction Hypertension is one of the most common medical diagnoses, and also one of the most well studied. Hypertension rarely causes any symptoms in its own right, but is clinically…

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Introduction Hypothyroidism (aka myxoedema) is a common disorder which presents most frequently in women and the elderly. It can usually be managed in primary care without the need for specialist…

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