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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, also known as herpes zoster oticus, is a VZV infection involving the ear and auditory canal with associated pain and ipsilateral facial paralysis.  The VZV virus lies dormant in the geniculate ganglion, and when it is reactivated, … Continue reading

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Body Packers

Body packers are those who ingest large amounts of drugs in the forms of packets, usually with intention to cross a border.  The drugs are usually in well made packets.  This is in contrast to body stuffers, who consume smaller … Continue reading

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Hydrofluoric Acid Burns

Hydrofluoric acid burns can be very painful and cause serious injury.  Hydrofluoric acid is a weak acid as there is a low affinity for the hydrogen ion to the fluoride ion.  The main issue with this acid is not the … Continue reading

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Typhlitis

Typhlitis, also known as necrotizing enterocolitis, is a devastating infection that can affect those with hematologic malignancies after receiving chemotherapy.  It usually occurs when the patient is neutropenic and the mortality is high.  This condition was previously thought to affect … Continue reading

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