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Flesh Eating Disease (Necrotizing Fasciitis)

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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. The toxin can activate T-cells that are non-specific, which can lead to overload of cytokines and extreme systemic diseases. [1] Flesh Eating Bacteria and MRSA MRSA, also referred to as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a very severe Staph infection. Flesh eating disorder or necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that may be a result of MRSA. […]

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Crohn’s Disease

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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 of the rectum [3]. This picture shows the organs affected by Crohn’s Disease. Source: www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Crohn’s: Tracing Its Beginning The condition was first described by Italian physician Giovanni Morgagni in 1769 [4]. From then on, successive cases were reported by John Berg and Antoni Lesniowski [5]. Amongst these, an article on terminal ileitis by gastroenterologists […]

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Hodgkin’s Disease

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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 of infection. This type of cancer is considered the most treatable type of cancer. Early diagnosis of the symptoms helped people to have higher chance of recovery. Hodgkin’s Disease Causes There are no clear causes of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Medical studies show that Hodgkin’s lymphoma grows when the infection-fighting cell referred as B cell develops a […]

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Chagas Disease

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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 cause a burden to life. [1.2] Picture : Patient with swelling of eyelid also known as Romana Sign Source: jyi.org Statistics This disease is endemic in American countries and accounts from 8-10 million people and 300,000 up to 400,000 people in non-endemic countries around the world. A predicted number of 41,200 new cases diagnosed yearly, and […]

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Eclampsia

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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 II). It’s like preeclampsia is the predecessor and eclampsia is the sequel. What do I mean? Preeclampsia happens first before eclampsia. Preeclampsia is typically diagnosed to pregnant women with hypertension and proteinuria [1]. This may happen as early as 20 weeks in pregnancy to 6 weeks after delivery [2]. If left untreated, preeclampsia will progress […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

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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 is the most common form of dementia.[1] Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer Source: alzheimers-disease.wikispaces.com  Comparison between a Normal brain and with Alzheimer’s Comparison between a Normal brain and with Alzheimer’s Source: alz.org Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease Causes of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown, however there were given hypothesis and risk factors which contribute to the development of […]

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Garcinia Cambogia

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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 weight. It’s a good thing that nature offers its goodness to everyone, especially to the “overblessed”. With the existence of this fruit, overweight and obese people are given hope. The main question is, is it effective? In this article, we will explore the essentials of Garcinia cambogia. Picture 1 : Garcinia Cambogia fruits seeds and […]

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