Monthly Archives: February 2020

Cat scratch disease

Another one from the old articles, though I think this is actually the last; GP Clinical, September 2006, written by GP Dr Raj Thakkar. Pathogen: Bartonella henselae, a G-ve organism which is carried by fleas. Rabbits, dogs and monkeys can … Continue reading

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Random assorted skin problems

As stated before; I’m currently working my way through a stack of very old articles prior to throwing them out. Many of them are about dermatological topics, so here are the collected points gleaned from those. Pityriasis versicolor Caused by … Continue reading

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Thyroid disease: BMJ article on NICE guidelines

This article. Salient points: Starting dose of levothyroxine in hypothyroidism If 65 yrs or older, or cardiovascular disease: 25 or 50 mcg (then titrate as needed). If <65 yrs with no history of cardiovascular disease, it’s safe to go in … Continue reading

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Coming off HRT

I’ve started to go through a stash of very old articles I saved from journals such as Pulse and GP in my pre-blog days, so that I can put the useful snippets of information on here and throw the rest … Continue reading

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