What’s in an FBC?

Every now and then, a doctor may prescribe you to have a full blood count, or FBC, (sometimes referred to as complete blood count, CBC) test done. This is usually carried out as part of the screening process to make a diagnosis, or may also be carried out as a routine check-up or to monitor…

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which can affect people differently. It is predominantly prevalent in females (9 out of every 10 cases) and occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues or organs, resulting in inflammation. Although there are about four different types of lupus, what we usually simply refer to as…

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a non-communicable, dermatological condition that affects about 0.5% – 1.0% of the world’s population. It is characterised by the appearance of pale/white coloured patches on the skin and is usually progressive in nature. The condition is more apparent in people with darker skin due to a greater contrast, however ethnicity is not a…