Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Down Syndrome

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Down Syndrome is a birth defect caused by the presence of a third 21st chromosome, affecting one child in every 650 births. Down Syndrome is characterized by low nasal bridge and dorsum, low-set ears, up slanting palpebral tissue, enlarged tongue, protruding, as well excessive and abnormal fat distribution. Patients with this medical condition frequently display […]

Batten Disease

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Batten disease is a disease which occurs in children. The symptoms of this disorder include seizures, major loss of motor skills, mental and sight capacity, blindness, and unability to communicate. This ailment is usually fatal. Batten disease is called after a British doctor who discovered the children’s form of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, a serious form […]

Henoch Schonlein Purpura

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Henoch Schonlein Purpura is a type of vasculitis or blood vessel inflamation. This disease affects capillaries (small arterial vessels) in the skin and often the kidneys. Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) causes skin rash (especially behind the lower extremities associated with arthritis and over the buttocks) and cramping pain in the abdominal area. HSP appears more frequently […]

Vaginal Laceration

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Vaginal Laceration may be caused by an episiotomy that tore during childbirth; or as a result of natural tear. This condition must be treated with a few stitches in situations where there are small tears. Vaginal laceration is performed by repair of the soft tissue of the pelvis following childbirth. This medical condition is graded […]

Jaw Muscle Pain

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Jaw muscle pain and tightness around the jaw usually comes from muscle overuse, frequently caused by psychological stresses that results in the individual to grind or clench the teeth (known as bruxism).This can often be accompanied by headaches as mentioned by Eccella Smiles about tmjs headaches. Most individuals may place their index tips, ring, and […]

Hemorrhagic Colitis

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Hemorrhagic colitis is a form of gastroenteritis, where specific strains of the bacterium e.coli (called escherichia coli) infect large intestines and produces a toxin that results in sudden bloody diarrhea and in some cases, other severe complications. In North America, the common strains of bacterium E.coli that results in hemorrhagic colitis is known as e.coli […]

Jock Itch

Monday, February 7th, 2011

A jock itch is a type of fungus named Tinea cruris that lives under the skin. It is related to Athlete’s foot. The fungus likes to live in warm and moist parts of the genital area like inside the thighs. This rash causes skin to become red. Keep your body clean and dry in order […]

Carpenter’s Syndrome

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Carpenter’s Syndrome is a very rare craniofacial birth defect that is characterized by an underdeveloped jaw webbed or additional fingers or toes, tower-shaped skull, mental deficiency, obesity, deformed ears, highly arched palate, widely spaced eyes, and/or low-set and reduced height. About 50% of individuals with this disease also have heart defects. Individuals with Carpenter’s syndrome […]

Popliteus Tendinitis

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Popliteus Tendinitis is a tear in the popliteus tendon, that extends from the outer surface of the femur (bottom of the thigh bone) diagonally across the knee back to the tibia (inner site of the shin bone top). The popliteus tendons prevents the lower legs from twisting outward at the time of running. Excessive pronation […]

Ear Eczema

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Eczema of the ear is a medical condition, in which skin inflammation in the ear canal and external ear is characterized by ear discharge, itching, cracking, peel, and redness symptoms. Such a condition may cause ear canal and external canal infection. Treatment of eczema of the ear includes applying a solution consisting of aluminum acetate […]

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