TYPHOID FEVER: A Common Wrongly Made Self-Diagnosis

TYPHOID FEVER: A Common Wrongly Made Self-Diagnosis

PH walks into the consultation room. She complains of fever, headache, and shivering. Before the doctor could ask her questions, she demands for a typhoid test in addition to malaria test. She says, ‘my diseases are usually malarial fever and typhoid fever.’ Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium, Salmonella typhi majorly. […]

HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

HUNCHBACK (SCOLIOSIS) ISSUES IN NIGERIA: A New Perspective

“Abuke,” the translation for hunchback among the Yoruba speaking tribe in Southwest Nigeria, has many perceptions. Some people with this condition are treated with scorn, fear, pity, or indifference. A few of these individuals have been victims of ritual killings. Definition: Hunchback (Scoliosis) results from abnormal growth and development of the backbones. These backbones referred […]

ASTHMA

ASTHMA: The Facts And Myths About The Disease

AA is an 8-year old boy. He was taken to the clinic with complaints of cough, noisy breathing, and difficulty with breathing. This had occurred on most nights for about 4months. His mother initially thought he was having nightmares as he often woke up at night breathless. His symptoms reduce moderately with cough syrups but […]

MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM): 10 Frequently Asked Questions

Today, the 14th of November, is World Diabetes Day. All over, awareness is being created in addressing one of the silent killer diseases- diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is often shortened as ‘diabetes’ although another form of diabetes is Diabetes Insipidus. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about diabetes mellitus. What is Diabetes Mellitus? […]

MENTAL HEALTH: The Misconceptions;  The Facts…

MENTAL HEALTH: The Misconceptions; The Facts…

SB has been experiencing crawling sensation over his head and sometimes over the abdomen. This has been on for a few months. He recently began to breathe fast. Things get him upset easily. His sleep has not been refreshing. He feels a medical condition explains his complaints. Different doctors had diagnosed him of anxiety disorder. […]