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Gastroenterology Hepatology

Approach to the patient with constipation

Overview A clear distinction must be established between acute, episodic constipation and chronic constipation. Acute constipation is experienced by nearly every person at some point and can be simply described as self-limited difficult or infrequent defecation. Continue Reading Chronic constipation is difficult defecation experienced for more than 12 weeks, which need not be consecutive, that…
Gastroenterology Hepatology

Hereditary hemochromatosis

How can I be sure that the patient has Wilson disease? Overview Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder that results from mutations in the ATP7B gene located on the long arm of chromosome 13. More than 500 mutations have been identified. ATP7B protein is responsible for both hepatic copper incorporation into ceruloplasmin and…
Dermatology

Cutaneous Delusional Disorders (Delusional Disorder, Somatic Type. Delusions of Parasitosis, Ekbom's Disease, Morgellons Disease, Body Dysmorphic Disorder)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? A delusion is a false belief that is not consistent with the cultural standards or educational level of the individual, and that is unshakable in face of all evidence to the contrary. The patients whom we see in dermatology have “systematized” delusions. These, in contrast to “bizarre” delusions, are…
Dermatology

Trichotillomania

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Trichotillomania (TTM) refers to a condition in which the individual pulls out his or her own hair. This is primarily a psychiatric disorder, and much of the relevant clinical and statistical information is in the psychiatric literature. Because of this,…
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