Kawasaki Disease

EM Notes – Kawasaki Disease (Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) Idiopathic systemic disorder predominantly of young children described by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967 that is characterised by fever, cutaneous/mucosal changes and vasculitis of small & medium blood vessels. Most common cause … Continue reading

Gout

EM Notes – Gout Arthritis due to deposition of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals in previously normal tissues causing acute inflammation and eventual tissue damage. The four types of gout are: Asymptomatic, hyperuricaemia, acute gout, and intercritical gout & chronic tophaceous … Continue reading