Tehmina Bharucha

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The 2015-16 global emergence of Zika virus infection (ZIKV) and its link with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and microcephaly, at the tail-end of the Ebola epidemic, has provoked unease throughout the international community. The World Health Organisation declared ZIKV a public health emergency on 1st February 2016, but until the 31st March 2016 maintained that(More)
This case demonstrates a rare cause of adrenal insufficiency, bilateral adrenal haemorrhage, which presented as abdominal and back pain. Introduction 'General languor and debility, feebleness of the heart's action, irritability of the stomach, and a peculiar change of the colour of the skin' – forms part of the original description of Addison's disease,(More)
BACKGROUND The use of filter paper as a simple, inexpensive tool for storage and transportation of blood, 'Dried Blood Spots' or Guthrie cards, for diagnostic assays is well-established. In contrast, there are a paucity of diagnostic evaluations of dried cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spots. These have potential applications in low-resource settings, such as(More)
AIM To perform a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi exercise to evaluate diagnostic yield of combined 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in fever of unknown origin (FUO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Four databases were searched for studies of FDG-PET/CT in FUO 1/1/2000-1/12/2015.(More)