Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Family Doctor’s Tale – HYPOCALCEMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPOCALCEMIA Hypocalcemia is defined as low Calcium (less than 8.4 mg per liter) in the blood. Normal blood Calcium varies from 8.4 to 10.4 mg per liter. Calcium and phosphate are interrelated both regulated by the parathyroid … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – HYPERCALCEMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPERCALCEMIA Hypercalcemia is defined as high calcium(above 10.4 md per liter) in the blood. Normal blood Calcium varies from 8.4 to 10.4 mg per liter. Calcium and phosphate are interrelated both regulated by the parathyroid hormones and … Continue reading

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A Simple guide to Scarlet Fever

A Simple guide to Scarlet Fever———————————————– What is Scarlet Fever?————————————Scarlet Fever is an acute febrile infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract caused by the erythrogenic toxin associated with the bacillus Group A Streptococcus(GAS). How is Scarlet Fever transmitted?———————————————–Scarlet Fever … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – HYPERNATREMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPERNATREMIA Hypernatremia is defined as high Sodium in the blood. Normal blood Sodium varies from 136 to 145 mmol per liter. Extracellular Sodium level represents only 2 per cent of the total body Sodium. Sodium is a … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – HYPONATREMIA

DOC I HAVE HYPONATREMIA Hyponatremia is defined as low Sodium in the blood. Normal blood Sodium varies from 136 to 145 mmol per liter. Extracellular Sodium level represents only 2 per cent of the total body Sodium. Sodium is a … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – DIARRHEA

DOC I HAVE DIARRHEADiarrhea is a symptom defined as an increase in the volume, water content and frequency of bowel movements. Diarrhea is a symptom of many gastrointestinal disorders:1.Infections:Bacterial infections such as:a.Shigellab.Salmonella and typhoidc.cholera Viral infections such as:a,enterovirusb.rotavirus Protozoan infections … Continue reading

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A Family Doctor’s Tale – SHIGELLA DYSENTERY

DOC I HAVE SHIGELLA DYSENTERY Shigella Dysentery is an acute invasive infection¬† of the lining of the intestines caused by a bacteria of the genus Shigella resulting in leakage of fluid from the cell into the intestine(diarrhea), abdominal pain and … Continue reading

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