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Tetanus: Lockjaw

November 6, 2013
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A medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers.

The primary symptoms are caused by tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin produced by the Gram-positive, rod-shaped, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani.
Infection generally occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or deep […]

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At Medical Centre Pharmacy we strive to provide you with the most up to date information regarding chickenpox and many other diseases

Varicella: Chickenpox

November 6, 2013
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Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV).

It usually starts with vesicular skin rash mainly on the body and head rather than at the periphery and becomes itchy, raw pockmarks, which mostly heal without scarring. On examination, the […]

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MMR

November 5, 2013
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MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Measles

Also known as “morbilli”, “English measles”, or “rubeola” (not to be confused with rubella). Measles is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus — specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus. Morbilliviruses, like other paramyxoviruses, are […]

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Meningococcal Disease

November 5, 2013
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Meningococcus is a bacterium that can cause meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia, a life–threatening sepsis.

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Neisseria meningitidis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and has been responsible for epidemics […]

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