Mucormycosis

Nov 30, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Mucormycosis

236   Histoplasmosis Chadi A. Hage, L. Joseph Wheat ETIOLOGY Histoplasma capsulatum, a thermal dimorphic fungus, is the etiologic agent of histoplasmosis. In most endemic areas, H. capsulatum var. capsulatum is…

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Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Nov 30, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Molecular Defects     More than 90% of patients clinically classified as having MFS by the “Ghent criteria” have a mutation in the gene for fibrillin-1 (FBN1). Mutations in the same gene are…

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Fever and Rash

Nov 30, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Fever and Rash

PYROGENS The term pyrogen (Greek pyro, “fire”) is used to describe any substance that causes fever. Exogenous pyrogens are derived from outside the patient; most are microbial products, microbial toxins,…

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The Porphyrias

Nov 30, 2016 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on The Porphyrias

Molecular Defects     More than 90% of patients clinically classified as having MFS by the “Ghent criteria” have a mutation in the gene for fibrillin-1 (FBN1). Mutations in the same gene are…

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