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Anasarca

Anasarca

By on June 26th, 2015 in Diseases and Conditions

Anasarca Definition By definition, Anasarca is the gross and generalized edema of the body tissues with profound subcutaneous swelling. [1]   So, Let’s see what is edema? Edema is the bloating up of any body part due to accumulation of excess fluid in the body tissue. When this edema is confined to a particular part, say […]

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Still’s Disease

Still’s Disease

By on June 11th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Still’s Disease? Still’s disease, also known as systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, is a form of arthritis named after Sir George F. Still, an English physician [1]. It occurs more commonly in children, hence the name systemic ‘juvenile’  idiopathic arthritis. Adults can also be affected, although much rarely than in children. In addition, women […]

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Wilson’s Disease

Wilson’s Disease

By on June 9th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Wilson’s Disease? First described by British neurologist, Dr. Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson in 1912, this refers to the rare genetic condition wherein there is an excessive accumulation of copper in the body. [1] Another term that is used for Wilson’s disease is hepatolenticular degeneration. [2] A patient with this condition has the inability of […]

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Flesh Eating Disease (Necrotizing Fasciitis)

Flesh Eating Disease (Necrotizing Fasciitis)

By on September 10th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

Flesh Eating Disease Misnomer Flesh eating disease is a misnomer because the bacteria that cause this condition do not really consume tissues. The bacteria are responsible for the damage of muscle and toxins by releasing the toxins, which are much like streptococcal pyogenic exotoxins. These pyogenes are responsible for manufacturing exotoxin identified as super antigen. […]

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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease

By on May 22nd, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Crohn’s Disease? Alternative names of this disease include Crohn syndrome, regional enteritis, ileitis, and granulomatous ileocolitis [1]. It is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) causing prolonged inflammation in the linings of the intestinal tract [2]. It most commonly affects the ileum, but can occur anywhere from the mouth to the end […]

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Hodgkin’s Disease

Hodgkin’s Disease

By on May 19th, 2013 in Cancer

Hodgkin’s Disease Definition Hodgkin’s disease, also referred to as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a form of lymphatic cancer that is part a of the body’s immune system. [1] In Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the cells may grow abnormally and spread to the lymphatic system. As the disease progresses, it fights the body’s ability to fight against any type […]

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Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

By on May 17th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Chagas Disease ? Also called American Trypanosomiasis,[4] is an inflammatory, infectious parasitic disease affecting cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous system of humans and other mammals. This disease can affect everyone but mostly diagnose among children. It is endemic in South America, Central America, and Europe. It is potentially life threatening disease if not treat can […]

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Eclampsia

Eclampsia

By on May 16th, 2013 in Women's Health and Pregnancy

What is Eclampsia? Eclampsia is a complication of preeclampsia among pregnant women which is characterized by abrupt tonic-clonic seizures and coma that are not associated with any other disorder. Preeclampsia vs. Eclampsia If you are going to think of preeclampsia and eclampsia as a movie, think of it as Preeclampsia (Part I) and Eclampsia (Part […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

By on May 14th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

Alzheimer’s Definition Alzheimer’s Disease named after Aloysius Alzheimer in 1906, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist. It is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental actions. In this disease the connections between the brain cells and the brain cells itself degenerates and die thus creating a decline in memory and mental actions. It […]

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Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia

By on May 4th, 2013 in Alternative Medicine

What is Garcinia Cambogia ? Have you ever heard of this Asian/Indian/African plant? Its other names that might ring a bell to you are gambooge/gamboge, Garcinia gummi-gutta, brindle/brindall berry, gorikapuli, assam fruit, Malabar tamarind, uppagi, and mangosteen. If you have come across this fruit, then you must be searching for a solution for losing your […]

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