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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Von Willebrand Syndrome

(Von Willebrand’s disease) The von Willebrand syndrome is a genetic disease in which a lack of von Willebrand factor (vWF) is leading to a platelet dysfunction. Usually a slight bleeding is present. Screening tests show normal platelet counts and occasionally a slightly prolonged PTT. The diagnosis is made by the detection of low vWF antigen levels and an abnormal ristocetin cofactor activity. The treatment consists in a control of bleeding…

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Voyeuristic Disorder

(Voyeurism) Voyeurism designated achieving sexual arousal by observing other people who are naked, undress or are in the sexually active. In secret observing unsuspecting people of this sexual behavior often leads to conflict with the law and in relationships. A voyeuristic disorder involves interacting with voyeuristic impulses or fantasies with the non-consenting person or experiencing significant suffering or impairment of functioning due to such urges and impulses. Voyeurism is a…

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Vulvar Cancer

The vulvar cancer is typically a squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, which usually occurs in older women. Usually, it shows up as palpable mass. The diagnosis is made by biopsy. The treatment consists of excision and inguinal and femoral lymph node dissection. The vulvar cancer is the fourth most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States; it is responsible for 5% of the malignancies of the female genital tract…

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Vitamin B12

(Cobalamins) A nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency develops in inadequate absorption, but he can also relate to vegans who do not use vitamin supplements. Due to the lack creates a megaloblastic anemia, damage to the white matter of the spinal cord and brain, and peripheral neuropathy. The diagnosis is usually to decrease serum levels of vitamin B12. The Schilling test provides insights into the etiology. Therapeutic Vitamin B12 is administered orally…

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Waiving Resuscitation (Vaw- Arrangement) And Medical Instructions For Life-Sustaining Treatments

Physicians should discuss with their patients the possibility of cardiac and respiratory arrest and describe the procedures for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the possible outcomes and ask their patients about their preferences. If the patient is unable to make a decision on the revival of an alternate who can make this decision by drawing on previously articulated wishes of the patient in the best interest of the patient. Abandoning resuscitation (VAW-arrangement)…

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