Month: September 2013

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KAWASAKI DISEASE

Also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome or lymph node syndrome, Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation to the walls of small-and-medium-sized arteries throughout the body including the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. Most cases of Kawasaki disease in children are normally treated and they recover without long term …

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Hypothermia, comes from the latin words meaning low temperature. It is classed as hypothermia when the core body temperature falls below 35 degrees Celsius or 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be a sudden drop in body temperature, eg. when immersed in freezing water, or a gradual decline. Hypothermia should be taken very seriously as it …

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