Staph infections

“Staph” which causes staph infections is arguably one of the most widely known disease-causing microbes in Nigeria. The reason for this is not farfetched, as we have rickety cars, mounted with blaring speakers, at every nook and cranny, accusing “staph” of being responsible for virtually all the health inequities that plagues man. With these speakers …

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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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Acute Scrotum-Scrotal Emergency Conditions

 In this post, we are going to be discussing about Acute Scrotum. It started as a knot in the pit of his stomach, immediately he pulled away from her after the vigorous sexual encounter. Then it progressed to an excruciating pain around the left side of his scrotal sac, which seemed to be moving upwards. …

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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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pneumonia

Pneumonia

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 give vitamin k to newborns

Haemorrhagic Disease Of The New-born- A case study

  What is Haemorrhagic Disease Of The New-born? Haemorrhagic Disease Of The New-born is when a baby starts having uncontrollable bleeding from multiple sites, such as the umbilical stump, nostrils, gums, injection sites, and circumcision sites. And if care is not taken, the baby could exsanguinate [bleed out and die]. You see, Vitamin K is …

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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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