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Oculomotor nerve palsy as a manifestation of immune thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report

Immunological thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a complex phenomenon defined as an isolated thrombocytopenia without anemia or leukopenia and without any other apparent cause of thrombocytopenia. Although there are multiple mechanisms associated with the pathophysiology of ITP, the thrombocytopenia observed in primary ITP is generally considered to be related to alterations in the immune system. Some …

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Magnesium for the prevention of cerebral palsy [Classics Series] |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

Magnesium for the prevention of cerebral palsy [Classics Series] | Medicine in 2 Minutes

This study summary is an excerpt from the book 2 Minute Medicine’s The Classics in Medicine: Summaries of the Landmark Trials 1. Among women with imminent preterm birth, babies of women randomized to magnesium were less likely to be diagnosed with moderate or severe cerebral palsy. Original publication date: August 2008 Summary of the study: …

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