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Application of Hardy-Weinberg principle in population genetics

There are 2 types of populations:

1. Real population ( Influenced by non-random mating, mutations, selection, random genetic drift, gene flow and meiotic drive [1])

2. Basic idealized population [2] (more…)


Collagen & related disorders

Collagen is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. (more…)

Immunologically Mediated Blistering Skin Diseases

A number of immunologically mediated diseases with cutaneous manifestations are now recognized as distinct entities with consistent clinical, histologic, and immunopathologic findings. This is a short discussion about immunologically mediated blistering skin diseases…


Laboratory values of clinical importance

SourceHarrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 18th edition.


Facies in different medical conditions

Some facial characteristics are so typical of certain diseases that they immediately suggest the diagnosis. These are pathognomic to certain disease and are called diagnostic facies. Some of the important diagnostic facies are discussed here…


International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems.


Rh Incompatibility in Pregnancy

The most common type of Rh incompatibility occurs when an Rh-negative pregnant mother is exposed to Rh-positive fetal red blood cells secondary to fetomaternal hemorrhage during the course of pregnancy from spontaneous or induced abortion, trauma, invasive obstetric procedures, or normal delivery [1].

Rh incompatibility can also occur when an Rh-negative female receives an Rh-positive blood transfusion.