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Q. What is the role of macrolide in viral cough?

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A 13 month old boy presented with an abscess over the right thigh following measles vaccine. The abscess was drained and histopathology of the abscess wall showed non-caseating granulomatous inflammation suggestive of atypical mycobacterial infection ...
Does this child have a genetic predisposition to tuberculous infection?
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Diagnostic Dilemma

A 2 year old girl presented with fever for 7 days and cola colored urine for 1 day. There was no oliguria, edema or vomiting. There was no history of any drug ingestion. On examination, blood pressure was normal. Other examination findings were normal. Investigations showed: • Urine = 30-40 RBCs/hp ...
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Q. How often should COVID-19 PCR test be done in contacts of a patient suffering from COVID-19?
  • Only twice- once at screening and second at the end of quarantine period
  • It should be done routinely at baseline, then after 48-72 hours, then after one week
  • They should not be screened and only if they develop symptoms, they should be tested
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