Month: March 2021

yellow fever vaccine

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a disease that causes fever and yellowness of the white part of the eyes. It is caused by a virus which enters the human body through the bite of a specific type of mosquito called Aedes egypti species. This is different from the mosquito whose bite causes malaria- female anopheles mosquito. Yellow …

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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

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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vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge

From experience gathered while clerking patients, both as a medical student, and now as a doctor; most ladies are clueless about Vaginal discharges, often mistaking the “normal” vaginal discharge as “abnormal”. Hence the question, “are you having a vaginal discharge?” is often met with the answer “yes.” However, when you probe further you realise, in …

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vaginal douching

Vaginal douching: Harmful Or Beneficial?

Is vaginal douching harmful or beneficial? There seem to be this unsettling myth about the apparent “uncleanliness” of the vagina making rounds among the female folks, and the need to keep it “clean”, whatever that means. In a bid to indulge this myth and keep the vagina “clean” most women resort to douching. What Is …

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