Childhood blindness- A Case Of Corneal Scarring In A Malnourished Child

Childhood blindness can be avoided, and, in the post, we are going to be talking about ways that blindness in children can be avoided. Every child has a right to sight In 1997, before the “Vision 2020: Right To Sight” initiative of 1999, World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that about 140 million children worldwide were …

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UTI-Urinary tract infections

What is UTI? The urinary tract consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder, urethra and prostate. An individual is said to have UTI if there is an infection anywhere along the urinary tract. UTI versus bladder infection/ kidney infection Infection of the kidney is called pyelonephritis. Infection confined to the bladder is cystitis, …

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Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

This post discusses a case study on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. A study carried out in the US showed that, on the average, it could take up to 5 years, or visit to as many as 5 to 10 different doctors, before an autoimmune disease [AID], lupus inclusive, could be properly diagnosed. Below …

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When we were kids, Pneumonia was taken to mean “cold in the lungs.” The Igbos would say “oyi bara ya ahu,” which directly translates as “cold has entered his body/chest.” Thus during a cold weather, if you were running around playing without covering yourself up with a sweatshirt, your Moma will come yelling ” I …

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

Interesting Pcos case study

Click polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to read more about PCOS, its symptoms, treatment and management. This is a post discussing a pcos case study. Pcos case study The nurse’s initial review read “G3, P0+2, A0.” It was a form of medical shorthand used to summarize parity– a woman’s “reproductive career”. In this case it meant …

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why you should not ignore pain

Why you should not ignore pain

Do you know why you should not ignore pain when felt from any part of your body? Pain is often an indicator of an underlying tissue injury. It is mostly what draws the patient’s attention to an ongoing internal damage, early enough for him to seek help and hence get prompt intervention. Pain is thus …

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symptoms of down syndrome

Down Syndrome

In this post, we are going to discuss about down syndrome, its causes, types, features (symptoms), complications and risk factors. A case study They have been trying to have another child. But after they had their daughter 10 years ago, 5 years into their marriage, the road to that possibility had just been shut to …

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TIA -A case study of mini-strokes following sexual intercourse

TIA– Transient Ischaemic Attack, is a temporary loss of certain brain functions due to transient narrowing, or occlusion, of blood vessels to the brain leading to transient oxygen deprivation in the brain. It may manifest as a motor phenomenon characterized by paralysis or paresis [weakness], slurring of speech, or deviation of the mouth to one …

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