Read more about the article Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Introduction Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common presenting problem in general practice Accounts for about 4% of presentations to general practice 20% of women complain of heavy period bleeding ‚Äď…

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Read more about the article Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris

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Introduction Acne vulgaris (often shortened to "Acne") is a disorder of the Pilosebaceous Follicles (oil glands) Incredibly common Almost universal in the second decade of life Also affects adults Initially…

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Read more about the article Anaemia of Chronic Disease
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Anaemia of Chronic Disease

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Introduction Anaemia of Chronic Disease (ACD) is common, particularly in the hospital setting. It occurs as a result of: Chronic infection Chronic inflammation Neoplasia Chronic kidney disease The anaemia is…

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Barmah Forest Virus

Barmah Forest Virus

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Introduction Barmah Forest Virus causes infection in humans and other mammals. In humans, the infection results in polyarthritis, fever, tiredness, lethargy and rash. It has been identified only in Australia,…

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Read more about the article Benign acute childhood myositis
Tip tow walk similar to that seen in viral myositis

Benign acute childhood myositis

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Introduction Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM), sometimes referred to as¬†viral myositis¬†or¬†influenza-associated myositis¬†is a striking cause of childhood immobility, which is typically self-limiting and benign. It often presents in school-age children,…

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Read more about the article Cardiomyopathy
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Introduction Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a heart muscle disorder, without another obvious cardiac abnormality. The European Heart Journal describes it as a: myocardial disorder in which heart…

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Chronic Pain

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Introduction Chronic pain has an unclear definition but some examples include: Pain that persists despite adequate time for healing Pain for >12 weeks It is a common presentation to general…

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Read more about the article Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ‚Äď CRPS
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS

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Introduction Complex regional pain syndrome (previously known as¬†reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)¬†or¬†Sudeck atrophy) is a poorly understood condition which typically affects the extremities (arms and legs), causing severe pain, disability and…

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Read more about the article Defining Skin Lesions
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Defining Skin Lesions

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Introduction Describing and defining skin lesions is a complicated business, and something that most doctors are not very good at! There are a wide variety of terms used to describe…

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