A podcast on acute flaccid myelitis

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a rare but serious disease characterized by rapid onset of muscle weakness. Diagnosis also requires an MRI with lesions in multiple spinal levels or CSF pleocytosis. cases have been reported over the past several years and though a specific cause is unknown strains of enterovirus are suspected culprits.

By |2018-10-18T09:55:57+00:00October 18th, 2018|Infectious Diseases, Podcasts|

Kawasaki Disease: It sounds made up when you tell parents about it

Kawasaki Disease, AKA Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood. The hallmark is fever ≥5 days plus 4/5 of the following; mucous membrane changes, conjunctivitis, polymorphous rash, extremity changes and lymph node enlargement. It can also lead to coronary artery aneurysms, which is why its so important to make an accurate diagnosis.

By |2018-05-09T12:50:53+00:00May 15th, 2018|Cardiology, Podcasts, Rheumatology|
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