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Epilepsy (generalised) - Maguire, Melissa; Marson, Anthony G; Ramaratnam, Sridharan
During their lifetime, about 3% of people will be diagnosed with epilepsy, but about 70% of people with epilepsy eventually go into remission.
Bacterial conjunctivitis - Epling, John
Conjunctivitis causes irritation, itching, foreign body sensation, and watering or discharge of the eye.
Most cases in adults are probably due to viral infection, but children are more likely to develop bacterial conjunctivitis than viral forms. The main bacterial pathogens are Staphylococcus species in adults, and Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Moraxella catarrhalis in children.A bacterial cause is more likely if there is gluing of the eyelids and no itch.Contact lens wearers may be more likely to develop gram-negative infections. Bacterial keratitis occurs in up to 30/100,000 contact lens wearers.Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum can occur in up to 10% of infants exposed...
Chronic pancreatitis - Kocher, Hemant M; Kadaba, Raghu
Chronic pancreatitis is characterised by long-standing inflammation of the pancreas due to a wide variety of causes, including recurrent acute attacks of pancreatitis.
Chronic pancreatitis affects between 3 and 9 people in 100,000; 70% of cases are alcohol-induced.