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Archive for February, 2012

Global Health: Mycobacterium TB – sometimes, a hidden culprit

22 Feb, 12 | by Emma

We learn as medical students to include TB in the differential diagnosis of virtually all conditions. In the current state of global health where reducing the global incidence of TB by 50% by 2015 is a millennium development goal, this report in our images in section illustrates, in spectacular fashion, this great mimicker of disease.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Mycobacterium TB: sometimes, a hidden culprit

Global Health: Tuberculous pericarditis associated with hoarseness of voice due to left recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis

15 Feb, 12 | by Emma

A 16 year old Egyptian girl presents with shortness of breath and fatigue and is found to be anaemic. She has lost 23kg over a year. A story of multi-system disease unfolds…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Tuberculous pericarditis associated with hoarseness of voice due to left recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis

Global Health: A 10-month-old with rotavirus gastroenteritis, seizures, anasarca and systemic inflammatory response syndrome and complete recovery

8 Feb, 12 | by Emma

After pneumonia, diarrhoea is the most common cause of mortality in children under five years of age worldwide. Here the authors present a case of rotavirus gastroenteritis resulting in systemic complications. Happily, this infant makes a full recovery.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Global Health: A 10-month-old with rotavirus gastroenteritis, seizures, anasarca and systemic inflammatory response syndrome and complete recovery

Global Health: Primary brain hydatosis

1 Feb, 12 | by BMJ

The differential diagnoses for headache is endless… Here is a case from Iran of an 18 year old woman with tapeworm infestation. The pictures are remarkable.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

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