Parameshwara K Prakash

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Relative polycythaemia refers to raised haematocrit with normal red cell mass. Plasma volume may be reduced. This condition is associated with acute hypoxia, smoking, alcohol and diuretics. We describe two life-threatening thrombotic events in two patients with relative polycythaemia under age 40 years. The first had myocardial infarction and on admission(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare and often fatal soft-tissue infection involving the superficial fascial layers of the extremities, abdomen or perineum. Progression to septic shock can occur very rapidly with its associated high morbidity and mortality. NF is usually caused by beta haemolytic streptococci; less often a poly-microbial isolate is the(More)
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