Monday, 10 December 2018

Can you guess the diagnosis?

This is the Leser-Trélat sign. 

It is defined as the sudden eruption of multiple seborrheic keratoses caused by a malignancy/cancer (part of a paraneoplastic syndrome). This means once you see this sign, the patient most likely has an underlying malignancy.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Test Your Medicine Knowledge

The correct answer is B.
High doses of intravenous corticosteroids, such as methylprednisolone (1000 mg daily for 3-5 consecutive days) are the drug of choice to reduce the duration of relapse/symptomatic attacks, in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Amantadine is often used for the treatment of fatigue in MS but is not specifically indicated to reduce the duration of significant MS relapses. Metoprolol has no role in the treatment of MS.

If a patient suffers depression, antidepressants may be used but they do not reduce the duration of MS exacerbations.


A 69-year-old woman from Seattle has died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba, Balamuthia mandrillaris.

As per a report in International Journal of Infectious Diseases, a sinus infection had earlier made the woman visit a doctor, who prescribed her with a neti-pot to flush out the sinus, a commonly used treatment. The treatment requires the use of sterile or saline water. The woman, however, used tap water which can contain tiny organisms that are safe to drink but can survive in nasal passages.

Yellow fever in Abuja

Yellow fever alert in Abuja!!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Maxillofacial Injury

This farmer was successfully treated after he was attacked on his farm by unknown assailants who stole his phone, money and other items.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Can you guess the diagnosis?

This condition is known as Noma (Cancrum oris) and is typically found in children who are chronically malnourished, or after an epidemic of measles,  diarrhea, or malaria.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Physician and wife murdered in Adamawa


Dr. Mwajim Malgwi, an Adamawa State-based medical doctor, and his wife Elizabeth were reported killed on Sunday evening on their farm on the outskirts of Yola by unidentified gunmen.

He and his wife were brutally murdered in their car when assailants opened fire on their car.

Late Dr. Malgwi was Commissioner for Health in the old Gongola State from 1988 to1989. He was aged 73.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Surgical Robot Botches Surgery, Kills Man on Operating Table

In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table.

According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.” After the surgical robot improperly installed the stitches, they had to be removed and replaced by the real-life doctors who were still present, extending the surgical time and further putting Pettitt’s life at risk.

During a hearing that followed this catastrophe, lead surgeon Sukumaran Nair admitted that he lacked proper experience in controlling and using the surgical robot, stating that he was “running before he could walk.” In other words, it was truly a case of medical negligence and malpractice on steroids.

Nair not only missed a critical training session in Paris that would have taught him how to properly use the surgical robot, but he also wasn’t present for another training sessions that later took place at his own hospital, claiming that he was busy with another surgery at the time.

Can you guess the diagnosis?

This is the Leser-Trélat sign.  It is defined as the sudden eruption of multiple seborrheic keratoses caused by a malignancy/cancer ...