Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Leukonychia
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail. [img]leukonychia.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.dermis.net/bilder/CD033/550px/img0063.jpg Causes Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
FOB
FOB (fecal occult blood) is the presence of blood in feces that isn't visibly apparent (unlike other types of blood in stool, e.g. melena or hematochezia) Purpose Checks for hidden (occult) blood...
Dysphagia
Dysphagia (from Greek "dys" meaning "disordered", and "phag" meaning "eat) is difficulty in swallowing. [faq]What is dysphagia? It's difficulty swallowing.[/faq] Sx Sensation that suggests difficulty in passage of solids/liquids from the mouth to the stomach Lack...
Gilbert's sydrome
Gilbert's sydrome (aka Gilbert-Meulengracht syndrome) is a common genetic liver disorder found in 3-12% of the population. Pathophysiology It produces elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin in the bloodstream (hyperbilirubinemia), but this normally...
Antenatal care
Antenatal care are regular check-ups that allwo doctors and midwives to Dx, Tx, and prevent potential health problems througout the course of pregnancy. The sessions also provide an opportunity to...
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (aka vaginal prolapse, female genital prolapse) is where a portion of the vaginal canal protrudes/prolapses from the opening of the vagina. [faq]What is pelvic organ prolapse? It's where something usually...
Albinism
Albinism (from Latin "albus" meaning "white", aka achromia, achromasia, achromatosis) is a congenital disorder involving the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to...
Rhinitis
Rhinitis (aka coryza) is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. The most common type is allergic rhinitis (aka hayfever). Sx Stuffy nose Runny nose Post-nasal drip See also Cold Hayfever
Diarrhea
Diarrhea is at least 3+ loose/liquid bowel movements per day. D&V is diarrhea and vomiting. Diarrhea can be short term or persistent (>2 weeks), and watery or bloody (known as dysentery). [faq]Plop... plop......
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