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For patients with a life-limiting condition, the outcome of treatment may be uncertain. Patients will often have priorities which are not always about living longer.
In the first six months of 2019 there have been 27,040 reported cases of Rubella worldwide, which is almost a 50% increase over the entirety of 2018.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection most recognisable by the painful swellings at the side of the face under the ears, giving a person a distinctive "hamster face" appearance.
Measles has a 90% transmission rate if unvaccinated and the airborne survivability of the virus is 2 HOURS!
Mental illness and suicidal thoughts are common issues for young people. It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare type IV hypersensitivity reaction with sheet-like skin loss and mucosal ulceration.
Vision, pupils & pressure are the “vital signs” of ophthalmology. Sudden blurring or loss of visual acuity (hours) is an emergency.
Expert consensus suggests that Acute Otitis Media could be viral or bacterial and distinguishing can be difficult. 80% of children experience at least one episode of AOM before 2 years and in <1% of adults.