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Introduction Thalassaemias are autosomal recessive inherited disorders of haemoglobin, causing structural deficiencies in haemoglobin molecules. As such, they are a type of haemoglobinopathy. They mainly effect individuals of asian, middle…

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Type 2 Diabetes – T2DM

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Introduction Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a largely preventable, common metabolic disorder, of increasing incidence and increasing significance, particularly in developed countries. In 2014, about 3% of the population…

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Varicose Veins

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Introduction Varicose veins... Are tortuous dilated superficial veins Are different to reticular veins or telangiectasia Are caused by weak vein walls causing dilation and valve incompetence Are often symptomless Are…

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Gram stain of Bordatella Pertussis bacterium

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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Introduction Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis) is a highly contagious infectious disease, which causes a type of bronchiolitis, caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis. It is highly infectious, and can be deadly,…

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