Vol. 2 No. 4 (2019): Invasive Sino-Orbital Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient
Invasive Sino-Orbital Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

You are welcome to the 4th and last issue for this year of the Journal of Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice. This package goes with the title: “Invasive Sino-Orbital Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient” Here a Sino-Orbital swelling in a 38 year old Immunocompetent Patient who presented with hypertension, was investigated and found to be invasive aspergillosis. The patient was placed on antifungals and responded well. This calls for due diligence and thorough investigation of patients so as not to miss out on such rare simple but complex presentations in our hospitals often with irreversible damages.  Also in this issue, the prevalence of Glucose-6-Phosphate Deficiency (G6PD) among icteric neonates at a University Teaching Hospital was assessed. The authors found out that quite a large proportion of icteric neonates studied had G6PD deficiency. They, therefore, went further to recommend that determination of G6PD activity in icteric neonates should form an important evaluation tool for identification and intervention in those with the deficiency so as to reduce short and long term complications of high bilirubin levels in the blood. These and much more interesting peer-reviewed articles in this issue.

Professor Godwin T. Jombo
Editor-in-Chief