Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Hand Abscess

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

A hand abscess is fairly common and is generally caused by injury. An abscess in the finger tip’s soft pad almost is always caused by a minor injury, such as a needle or splinter prick. Redness, warmth, and severe pain develop over the abscess, frequently with nearby lymph node swelling in the arm. Infection underneath […]

Gangrene

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

A gangrene of the skin is the death of tissue, generally associated with the loss of blood supply to the damaged part, followed by invasion of bacteria. Gangrene is caused by an infection resulted from clostridia and in some cases, from other bacterias. Clostridia¬† is a type of bacteria, known as anaerobic bacteria, which grows […]

Tularemia

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Tularemia (deer fly fever, rabbit fever) is a medical condition in which tularemia bacterial infection is resulted from the bacterium, called Francisella Tularensis. Individuals may get infected with Francisella Tularensis by touching or eating infected animals. Such bacterium may include unbroken skin. Tularemia also spreads when animal tissue bacteria become inhaled and airborne, and it […]

Pneumococcal Infection

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Pneumococcal Infection is an infection that is resulted from the gram-positive bacteria, called Streptococcus Pneumonie. Pneumococci usually inhabits the human’s upper respiratory tract, its natural host, especially during the early spring and winter. Despite its location, pneumococci only sometimes result in pneumonia. Because pneumococcal pneumonias seldom spread from one individual to another; individuals with such […]

Neisseria Meningitidis

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Neisseria Meningitidis (called meningococci) is a gram-negative coccal organism where human is the natural host. Meningococci can result in layers infection covering the meningitis spinal cord and brain; blood infections and other serious infections in adults and children. Another gram-negative cocci, called Neisseria Gonorrhoeal, where the human is the natural host, results in sexually transmitted […]

Erysipelothricosis

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Erysipelothricosis is a gradually progressing skin infection that is resulted from a bacterium called Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae. Although, such bacterium grows mostly on decaying or dead matter, it may also infect mammals, birds, fish, shellfish, and insects. Generally, individuals get infected after an occupational injury, especially peneprating wounds that happens at the time of handling animal […]

Hypocalcemia

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Hypocalcemia (low calcium’s level in blood) is a calcium concentration in blood under 8.8mg (milligrams) per blood deciliter. Calcium’s concentration in blood may be low because of few different factors. Hypocalcemia is most common in diseases that causes chronic loss of calcium from the person’s urine or mobilize calcium from the bone. Since most of […]

Metabolic Acidosis

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Metabolic Acidosis is extremely high acidity in the blood, characterized by extremely low blood bicarbonate levels. The blood may become acidic, when an acid increase is overwhelms the person’s body pH buffering system. As the blood pH falls, breathing becomes faster and deeper as the body tries to rid the excess acid blood by decreasing […]

Anthrax

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Anthrax is a medical condition, which is resulted from the bacterium called Bacillus Anthracis, which may infect gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and skin. Anthrax is greatly contagious and, possibly, a fatal infection. Usually, Anthrax spreads to individuals from various animals, particularly, sheep, cows, and goats. Spores (dormant bacteria) may live in the animals products (for example, […]

Hemophilus Infection

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Hemophilus Infection is a condition resulted from hemophilus bacteria. Hemophilus bacteria grows in a child’s and adult airways, but seldom results in disease. The strain Hemophilus influenzae is most likely to cause the disease. It may result in bacteremia, meningitis, acute epiglottitis, otitis media, bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, and septic arthritis. Although, such infections can happen […]

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