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Omentin-1 rescues inflammation-induced osteoporosis

19th September, 2018

Recent work by Shan-Shan Rao et. al, has highlighted the potential of Omentin-1 in downregulating the activity of proinflammatory cytokines, thereby unravelling its mechanism …

Fireworks of autoimmunity from birth

A five-month-old male infant was brought into the emergency department by parents with hypotonicity (reduced muscular tone) and drowsiness that began the evening before. The infant presented with refractory atopic dermatitis and recent weight loss.

I have spots and my skin burns

Peter, a 60 year-old Caucasian policeman, complains of a painful burning sensation in his lower extremities lasting for several months. Lower limbs petechiae (small purple/red hemorrhagic spots) appeared one week ago.

My eyes cross at twilight

A 25 years-old, teacher, complains of double vision. She finds it difficult to talk after prolonged speaking. She is pregnant.Episodes of double vision began 6 weeks ago. Elsa’s husband reported fluctuating droopy eyelids in the morning…

The nutritional consequence of HIV-helminth coinfection

5th July, 2017

Helminth infections are worm parasites that are often situated in the intestines or blood vessels and are extremely prevalent globally. Nearly a quarter…

Case of recurrent meningitis

A 7 year old girl was brought in by her mother with a three day history of headache, pain in the left ear, fever and vomiting. Her mother was concerned because the last time she had been sick like this she had to be admitted to hospital.

Enlarged Testicles

A 53 year old male, originally from India, presented to the clinic for a renewal of his hypertension medication. On routine weighing it was noted that he had lost 8 kg in the last 6 months, which had been unintentional weight loss. Other then some mild lower abdominal pain, and some occasional testicular discomfort, he reported no other symptoms.

A case of persistent bloody diarrhoea

Patient is a 22 year old female who presented to the surgery department of a tertiary level hospital having been referred from a private clinic, with a two month history of severe abdominal cramps, persistent bloody and mucoid diarrhoea, weight loss and tiredness.

Case of eye injury and decreased vision

A 12 year old boy is brought into the paediatric casualty by his parents approximately 18 hours after sustaining a penetrating knife injury to his left eye. The child was…

 
 
 
 
 
 
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