In South Africa tremendous publicity is being given to the very high death rate from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the White and Indian populations.
Legionnaires' disease (LD) was first identified as an epidemic pneumonia occurring in the USA in 1976.
Eight adult patients from Port Elizabeth with significantly raised indirect fluorescent antibody titres of >256 against the Legionnaires' disease bacterium are descriptionbed.
A proven sporadic case of fatal Legionnaires' disease.
Hyperextension injuries of the cervical spine, previously considered rare, are now being diagnosed more frequently.
Comparisons are made between medical information systems in West Germany and South Africa.
Five case reports illustrate the spectrum of ultrasound findings in the postpartum period.
Successful removal of an intrapericardial teratoma in an adult, with the adjunct of cardiopulmonary bypass, is descriptionbed.
A case of traumatic haemobilia following closed injury is presented.