A new diagnosis each month (5): Neurocutaneous melanocytosis

A new diagnosis each month (5): Neurocutaneous melanocytosis

A closed door

When Jonas was born he looked like a normal child, only the presence of some dark spots over his skin seems to be different. When he started to walk, their parents noticed a difficult more than usual to keep his balance. Later, at the school, he was attending the normal syllabus, but he was slower than the rest of his classmates to get some concepts.

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The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

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The human body has adapted over a thousand years of evolution to the vertical position, only when we rest we feel more comfortable lying down. The force of gravity has a strong influence over  our body and with every  movement we are spending energy fighting against it. Continue reading The importance of the vertical line: when a patient can´t stand-up

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Five conditions that a doctor can miss: the other diagnoses

Five conditions that a doctor can miss: the other diagnoses

Doctors are used to categorize different problems and they give them a name, a specific disease or a syndrome. Medical textbooks are a catalog of these entities, but there are other important “diagnoses”  around a patient during his or her stay in a hospital, some physical some psychological that have a direct influence on the final outcome.

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A new diagnosis each month (4): pain, pain, pain.

A new diagnosis each month (4): pain, pain, pain.

From The British Museum

John was happy.  He was 21 years-old  and studying  the second course of a Medical School, his dream since he was a teenager.  Biking, swimming, were an important time in his live. But everything was going to change in a second.

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