After a journey through southern Africa, an Australian visitor developed an acute, severe febrile illness, complicated by a haemorrhagic state from which he died.
The handling of 3 patients with Marburg virus disease and 2 with Ebola virus disease is descriptionbed as a detailed guideline to the medical practitioner who has to deal with patients who have highly infectious and dangerous viral disease.
The handling of potentially lethal and highly infective material in a routine clinical pathology laboratory and in a viral diagnostic unit is detailed.
Synthetic human heptadecapeptide gastrin-I (SHG-17-I) and rat insulin were perfused cyclically through the isolated rat liver in a plasma-free medium.
In an in vitro incubation system, somatostatin in concentrations of 0,2 - 250 ng/ml failed to influence the uptake of 35SO4 into porcine costal cartilage discs.
Four patients with unusual features of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome) are reported.
A case of fatal acute massive hepatic necrosis of the liver secondary to the administration of hycanthone is reported.
Two asthmatic patients with life-threatening allergy to intravenous hydrocortisone are descriptionbed.
In terms of regulations gazetted in 1973, the Department of Health has control of the practice of medical radiology in South Africa.