Daily Archives: 17/10/2012

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a chronic, infl ammatory disorder of unknown cause that aff ects people over age 50 years. Classic symptoms include pain and long-term morning stiff ness of the neck, shoulders, hips, upper arms, and thighs. Although markers of infl ammation are often raised, no specifi c laboratory test exists for the disorder and […]

neutropenia

Neutropenia is a reduction in the blood neutrophil count. If it is severe, the risk and severity of bacterial and fungal infections increase. Focal symptoms of infection may be muted, but fever is present during most serious infections. Diagnosis is by WBC count with differential, but evaluation requires identification of the cause. If fever is […]