Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Calluses and Corns

Friday, March 4th, 2011

A corn is thickened pea-sized keratin area that occurs on a person’s foot. Hard corn appears over the joints of the toes; and the corn between the person’s toes are commonly soft. Corn may be painful because the thickened skin transfers pressure to the underlying bones. Calluses may appear anywhere on the person’s body, but […]

Exfoliative Dermatitis

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Exfoliative Dermatitis is a severe inflammation, that affects the whole skin surface and leads to scaling and extreme redness. Exfoliative Dermatitis may be caused by specific drugs, such as barbiturates, penicillin, phenytoin, isoniazid, and sulfonamides. Sometimes, it may be caused by contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Exfoliative dermatitis also may be resulted from specific […]

Baldness

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Baldness (Alopecia) is most likely to happen in males than females. It may be caused by local skin conditions, systemic diseases, aging, and genetic factors. Certain drugs such as prescription drugs for cancer treatment, also result in hair loss. Male-Pattern Baldness is the most hair loss type which affects men. It is rare in children […]

Tinea Versicolor

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Tinea Versicolor is a medical condition, in which a fungal infection that causes white to brown patches on the person’s skin occurs. Such infection is common particularly in young adults. Tinea Versicolor rarely causes itching or pain, but prevents skin areas from producing patches and tanning.¬† An individual, who has naturally dark skin can have […]

Molluscum Sontagiosum

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by poxvirus, that causes waxy, smooth, skin-colored bumps. Such bumps are generally less than 1/2 inch in diameter and have a tiny dimple in the center. In some cases, a single bump can grow to an 1,5 inch. The poxvirus, which results in Molluscum contagiosum, is in fact […]

Hypomagnesemia

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hypomagnesemia (low magnesium level in the blood) is a magnesium concentration in the blood under 1.6 mq (milliequivalents) per blood liter. Hypomagnesemia appears in disorders such as nutritional disturbances and metabolic. Hypomagnesemia’s common causes include increased excretion by the kidney and intestinal malabsorption or decreased intake associated with starvation. Hypomagnesemia also happens often in individuals […]

Hypophosphatemia

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hypophosphatemia (low phosphate level in the blood) is a phosphate concentration in the blood under 2.5 mg (milligram) per blood deciliter. Chronic hypophosphatemia happens in prolonged use of diuretics, hyperparathyroidism, poor kidney function, and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) . Theophylline drug toxic amount may decrease body’s phosphate levels. Using¬† aluminium hydroxide antacids in a large […]

Hereditary Angioedema

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hereditary Angioedema is a genetic medical condition, which is associated with a deficiency of blood protein, called C1 inhibitor. C1 inhibitor is the complement system’s part, a protein group involved in some allergic and immune reactions. C1 inhibitor’s abnormal activity or deficiency results in swelling in skin’s local area and the tissues beneath it, or […]

Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis is caused by white blood cell’s poor function, which allows fungus candida infection to progress and persist in young adults or infants. The candida fungus can result in thrush-mouth infection; as well as nails, skin, and scalp infections. Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis is most likely to occur in girls than in boys, and […]

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency disease is the most serious of the immunodeficiency disorders. In this disease,antibodies and B lymphocytes are deficient and the T lymphocytes become nonfunctioning or deficient and therefore are not able to fight infections properly. Few different immune system’s defects cause severe combined immunodeficiency diseases, such as enzyme adenosine deaminase deficiency. Most infants […]

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