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An infection, commonly of the face and neck, that produces abscesses and open draining sinuses.
Acute Hiv Infection
An infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that gradually destroys the immune system. Primary or acute HIV infection is a condition that occurs 2 to 4 weeks after infection by the HIV virus. The virus, called human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is spread by intimate sexual contact, injection drug use in which contaminated needles and syringes are used, ...
Addison'S Disease
Addison’s disease is a hormonal disorder due to reduction in the production of the hormone “cortisol” and sometimes “aldosterone” also, which is produced from the adrenal gland and is characterized by the sudden weight loss, weakness in muscles and lowering of blood pressure.
AIDS is caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease . It ischaracterized by signs and symptoms of severe immune deficiency. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS is preceded by HIV infection, which may produce no symptoms for up to 10 years before a person is diagnosed withAIDS. ...
An acute infection caused by a fungus that produces illness almost exclusively in immunosuppressed or immunodeficient people.
Adenoid Hypertrophy
Adenoid hypertrophy is a condition in which the unusual growth of the adenoid tonsil takes place. Adenoids are commonly referred as tonsil-like glands that are present at the back of the nose. Although, till now the function performed by the adenoids is not yet defined, it is believed that it helps in protecting children from any sort of infection. The ...
Infective Endocarditis
An infection of the lining of the heart chambers and heart valves by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other microorganisms. Bacterialendocarditis refers specifically to infection by a bacterial agent.
Mononucleosis is a contagious viral illness caused by the Epstein Barr virus that initially attacks on the lymph nodes in the neck and throat. In this disease unusual proliferation of lymphocytes takes place; causing high temperature, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck (when causedby the cytomegalovirus).
Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatic Fever is a disease that normally affects the skin, joints, blood vessels, brain, etc. The disease is a systematic immune disease and considered as an auto-immune delayed reaction of the infection caused by bacteria. The disease is uncommon in the United States and normally occurs in isolated outbreaks. The children between the age group of 6-15 years are affected ...
Tetanus is a serious disease that is caused by bacteria. The bacteria typically affect the body’s nerves and muscles. When the bacteria enter into the body, they produce neurotoxins that travel in the whole body via lymph system and the bloodstream. The bacteria spreads in the whole body, therefore it affects with the normal functioning of the body. Basically, there ...
West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite. The virus can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 in the West Nile district of Uganda. Interest was created when West Nile appeared in the United States for the first ...
Allergic Conjunctivitis
There is a clear, thin membrane called the conjunctiva which covers the eyeball and the inner part of the eyelids. Allergy is caused when something irritates this covering. It makes the eye red and swollen. They also might start itching, hurting or getting watery. This is called conjunctivitis also known as "pink eye."
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Rhinitis also known as hay fever occurs when a person inhales an allergic like dust, dander or pollen. This triggers the allergy and nasal passage inflames accompanied by watery nasal discharge and the eyes and nose become itchy.
Allergic Vasculitis
A severe and intense effect of a drug, infection or a foreign agent can lead to inflammation and injury to the blood vessels of the skin. The exact cause of this disease can not be identified even with the thorough history of the disease.
There is a reaction that occurs in few people’s immune system because of few things and it doesn’t matter or react in most people’s immune system. This occurrence in few people is called an allergy. People who have allergies are allergic to more than one substance. Substances most commonly known that react to a persons immune system are: Medicines, Insect ...
Allergy To Mold, Dander, Dust
Allergies are the body’s exaggerated response to certain substances also known as allergens. The body’s response is considered exaggerated because these substances do not affect most of the people in the same way. Allergens in the air generally affect the skin, eyes or the nasal passage. Things that can trigger allergies very easily are: Mold spores are very common substances ...
Anaphylaxis is a severe medical condition caused by the hypersensitivity to the allergens. It is an acute systemic disease that calls for medical emergencies. Anaphylactic Shock is the most severe stage of this acute disease and is fatal within minutes, if left untreated. The term “Anaphylaxis” was coined by the scientists who were experimenting on dogs. In their experiment they ...
Angina is a medical condition arising from restricted passage of blood in the heart or any other parts of the body. This may lead to pain and discomfort to the patient. Angina is mostly seen for the heart, stomach or mouth. There are different types of anginas and each of them is treated differently.Types of Angina    * Angina Pectoris- Patient ...
Anthrax is a fatal infection caused by Bacillus anthracis. It is commonly found in African, Asian and the Middle Eastern countries. Farm animals are the most common source of spreading of this disease. There are two types of diseases caused by it namely cutaneous anthrax and inhalation anthrax.    * As the name suggests, cutaneous anthrax is the skin disease. In ...
Ascariasis is an infection that is caused by a parasite roundworm. The disease is mostly found in tropical regions and affects those persons who live in unhygienic condition. Statistically, it is believed that the infection affects as large as one quarter population of the world. The condition is more found in children as compared to adults. An important fact is ...

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