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2018 20/May

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome resulting from the inappropriate activation of blood coagulation and formation of microvascular thrombi. During the process, consumption of platelets and coagulation factor occur. In some cases, activation of the fibrinolytic pathway may cause severe bleeding. If sufficiently severe, DIC can produce multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Commonly patients with DIC have alterations in […]

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2018 18/Jan

Amyloidosis is a group of the conditions characterized by extracellular and intracellular deposition of an insoluble protein called amyloid fibrils. Deposits of abnormal amyloid alter the normal function of tissues. The diagnosis requires tissue biopsy (needs to be congo-red positive) usually take from the rectum or abdominal fat pads. What is Amyloid? Around 90 percent […]

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2018 17/Jan

Definition: severe elevation in WBC (> 50,000 cells/mm³) caused by reactive causes outside the bone marrow. It’s a normal physiologic response to infection or stress. The diagnostic workup consists of the exclusion of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and chronic neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) and the detection of an underlying cause. The diagnosis characteristics are marked mature […]

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2018 3/Jan

It is estimated that up to 170 million people around the world have been infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and among these, approximately 130 -150 million are chronically infected according to World Health Organization. HCV infection is the principal cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. HCV is a hepatotropic virus and chronic infection […]

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