Undescended Testes

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Introduction Undescended testes (aka cryptorchidism, and sometimes maldescended testes) can be congenital or acquired Usually unilateral Congenital undescended testes affects approximately 3-6% of males at birth <1% remain undescended by the age of…

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

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Introduction Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) account for up to 80% of all respiratory tract infections in children. The rest are due to lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) - mainly…

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VSD – Ventricular Septal Defect
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VSD – Ventricular Septal Defect

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Introduction Ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are the most common form of congenital heart disease, and account for about 30% of cases. The term describes a malformation of the ventricular septal…

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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Introduction Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis) is a highly contagious infectious disease, which causes a type of bronchiolitis, caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis. It is highly infectious, and can be deadly,…

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