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April 2008, Volume 58, Issue 4


Von Willebrand disease - an under diagnosed entity

Salman N. Adil  , M. Adnan Qureshi

von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a central component of haemostasis serving both as a carrier of factor VIII and as an adhesive link between platelets and the injured blood vessel wall.1 Defects in VWF, therefore, may cause bleeding by impairing both platelets ad

Tetanus and rabies eradication in Pakistan; a mission not impossible

Mohammad Wasay  , Ismail A. Khatri  , Naseem Salahuddin

Tetanus and rabies are two potentially preventable diseases that have been eradicated from many countries of the world.  They still take a heavy toll of human life in the developing world.  According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, rabies causes


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