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Assessment of Jaundice in Newborn : Tests

Assessment of Jaundice Methods 1. Assessment of Jaundice by Kremer’s grading- It is the visual assessment of icterus by blanching the skin over the parts of the body.  Neonatal Jaundice advances in Cephalocaudal direction and…

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Gullian Barre Syndrome – Post-infectious demyelinating polyneuropathy

Definition Guillain-Barre syndrome is a postinfectious polyneuropathy involving mainly motor but sometimes also sensory and autonomic nerves. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute demyelinating disorder of the peripheral nervous system that results from an aberrant immune response…

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Chicken pox and its complications

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) Causes-  primary, latent, and recurrent infections. Primary infection – Varicella (chickenpox) A lifelong latent infection of sensory ganglion neurons. Reactivation of the latent infection – Herpes zoster (shingles). Epidemiology Most children are…