Zika Virus (Zv) Infections

The Zika virus is a flavivirus that is similar to viruses, dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile fever. cause. A Zika virus infection is usually asymptomatic, but can cause fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis; a Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause (a serious birth defects) and eye abnormalities microcephaly. The diagnosis is by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or a reverse transcriptase-PCR. posed. The treatment is symptomatic. Prevention includes…

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What is Whipple’s Disease

(Whipple’s disease; Intestinal lipodystrophy) The Whipple’s disease is a severe disease, which is caused by the bacterium Tropheryma Whipple’s. Leading symptoms include arthritis, weight loss, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. The diagnosis is completed with a small bowel biopsy. Initial treatment consists of the administration of ceftriaxone or penicillin, followed by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for at least one year. When Whipple’s disease is a malabsorption syndrome. This typically means that nutrients cannot be…

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What is the Wilms Tumor

(Wilms’ tumor, nephroblastoma) Understanding the Wilms Tumor Cancer is categorized typically when a group of cells in the body begin to grow out of control often with detrimental impact. Cells in practically any section of the body can grow cancerous and can spread to other areas of the body. Wilms tumor (also called Wilms’ tumor or nephroblastoma) is a type of cancer that originates in the kidneys. It is the…

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WIlson’s Disease

(Wilson’s disease, Hereditary copper toxicity) The Wilson’s disease leads to the accumulation of copper in the liver and other organs. Hepatic or neurological symptoms develop. The diagnosis is based on a low caeruloplasmin, high urinary copper excretion and the results of a liver biopsy. The treatment consists of a low-copper diet and drugs such as penicillamine or trientine. Wilson’s disease is a disorder of copper metabolism that affects men and…

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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a combined B and T cell defect underlying is expressed in recurrent infections, eczema and thrombocytopenia. (See also Overview of immune deficiency disorders, and approach to the patient with an immunodeficiency disorder.) The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a combined B and T cell defect underlying is expressed in recurrent infections, eczema and thrombocytopenia. (See also Overview of immune deficiency disorders, and approach to the patient with an…

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Paracistic Infections Of The Brain (Neurocysticercosis)

Neurocysticercosis Pork tapeworm larvae produce this infection. Of all the worms that leads to brain infections, the pork tapeworm causes by far the most extensive cases of brain infections within Western Hemisphere. After people eat food tainted with the tapeworm’s eggs, excretions in the stomach induce the eggs to hatch into larvae. The larvae enter the bloodstream and are scattered to all sections of the body, including the brain. The…

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Understanding Wound Care

Taking Care of Wounds Wounds of all sizes and severity should always be handled carefully. In this guide, we will discuss these different types of injuries and what to look for during wound care. Care for wounds and lacerations enables the body to heal faster, reduce the risk of infection as well as improve the physiology of area of area. The healing process begins immediately after the injury by coagulation…

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Do I have Xeroderma?

(Xerosis) Xeroderma called dry skin that is neither inherited, is still associated with systemic abnormalities. Xeroderma or xerodermia (also known as xerosis cutis, obtained from the Greek words for “dry skin.” Xeroderma is caused by the delayed rejection of the cells of the outermost skin layer, thereby fine white flakes formed. This is a condition involving the integumentary system, which in most cases posterior reliably be treated with moisturizers and…

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Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Xerostomia also is known as Dry Mouth is caused by lower levels or the absence salivation within the mouth. This condition can often lead to discomfort which negatively affects your ability speak, swallowing, an ability to wear dentures, producing bad breath and compromise your oral hygiene due to reducing the oral pH and an increase in bacterial growth. Persistent xerostomia can lead to severe tooth decay and oral candidiasis. Xerostomia…

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Understanding Bruton’s Disease ( X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia)

(Bruton’s disease) The X-linked agammaglobulinemia is characterized by low or absent immunoglobulin levels and lack of B cells, leading to recurrent infections with encapsulated bacteria. (See also Overview of immune deficiency disorders, and approach to the patient with an immunodeficiency disorder.) The X-linked agammaglobulinemia is characterized by low or absent immunoglobulin levels and lack of B cells, leading to recurrent infections with encapsulated bacteria. Agammaglobulinemia is a primary immunodeficiency disease…

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