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Archive for January, 2012

Global Health: Falciparum malaria masquerading as appendicitis

25 Jan, 12 | by BMJ

Malaria is responsible for over a million deaths worldwide every year. Here a 9 year old boy presents in India with acute abdominal pain and fever…the list of differential diagnoses for an acute abdomen has to include malaria…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Falciparum malaria masquerading as appendicitis

Global Health: A minor wound with a fatal course

18 Jan, 12 | by Emma

Here the authors present a case of tetanus infection in Germany with fatal consequences. The authors discuss the mechanism of autonomic dysfunction that ensues from infection of a minor wound and reiterate the need for prophylaxis worldwide.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

A minor wound with a fatal course

Pathology: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis – a case report of breast abscess

11 Jan, 12 | by Emma

Here a biopsy of a non-resolving infective breast lesion reveals an entirely different pathology requiring a completely different treatment strategy. The importance of biopsy of non-resolving lesions is reiterated and the pathology and management discussed in detail.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: a case report of breast abscess

Atypical rabies with MRI findings: clue to the diagnosis

4 Jan, 12 | by Emma

Interesting Medicine

Rabies is well known as a fatal infectious disease transmitted through the bites of rabid mammals. When it presents with paralysis, however, it may be clinically indistinguishable from Guillain- Barre syndrome. Here the authors describe this fascinating disease with some spectacular images.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Atypical rabies with MRI findings: clue to the diagnosis

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