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Auricular calcification in two patients was discovered by palpation and x-ray of the pinnae of the ears. In one patient auricular calcification was locally secondary to chronic inflammation, while in the other patient systemically secondary to adrenal insufficiency, a systemic factor.
The value of the Dalkon Shield as a means of birth control in general practice is reviewed, and the continuation rate is found to be disappointingly low in a well motivated group of women. These findings are at complete variance with those of Watson (1975).
Neutropenic fever (NF) is a life-threatening complication of myelosuppressive chemotherapy in patients with hematologic malignancies and triggers the administration of broad-spectrum antimicrobials. The ability to accurately predict NF would permit initiation of antimicrobials earlier in the course of infection with the goal of decreasing morbid… (More)
A case report is presented in which microcephaly was suspected by serial scanning in a first pregnancy and was subsequently proven. However, a diagnosis of apparent microcephaly in one of a pair of dizygotic twins in the patient's second pregnancy proved incorrect and illustrates that there are problems with genetic counselling in this condition.
Ultrastructural and cell surface studies of skin in psoriatic patients prior to and after Goeckerman therapy (crude coal tar and UVB-light) have demonstrated significant cellular changes following this treatment: hyperactivity of melanocytes with melanosome polymorphism, increase of desmosomes, tonofilaments, keratohyaline granules, a decrease in… (More)