A collection of some of our #diseaseoftheday tweets from twitter! Medicine in 140 characters or less!

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#diseaseoftheday Psoriasis - an autoimmune skin condition - not contagious - chronic and recurring - managed with corticosteroids + coal tar


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#diseaseoftheday - Pre-eclampsia - elevated blood pressure in pregnancy - caused by placental abnormalities - treat by inducing labour

  


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#diseaseoftheday Appendicitis -acute infection of the appendix - pain in lower right quadrant radiates to umbilicus - antibiotics or surgery


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#diseaseoftheday Cri du chat syndrome - rare genetic disorder-missing part of chromosome 5 - severe cognitive delays - cardiac abnormalities


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#diseaseoftheday Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - excess testosterone, amennorrheoa, polycystic ovaries on ultrasound- treat with Clomifene +

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#diseaseoftheday Bell's Palsy - presents as facial palsy due to damage to Cranial Nerve VII - usually unilateral -treat with Corticosteroids


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