Kidney Injury

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Kidney Injury is usually caused by blunt force, occuring from sport injuries, falls or motor vehicle accidents. Penetrating kidney injury may be caused by stab wounds or gunshots. Minor injury may cause small amounts of blood in the person’s urine which can be found only by performing microscopic evaluation; while serious injury is more likely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hereditary Spherocytosis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hereditary Spherocytosis is a rare inherited disorder, where the normally disc-shaped red blood cells become spherical. The rigid, misshapen red blood cell is trapped and destroyed in the person’s spleen, causing enlarged spleen and anemia. The anemia is generally mild, but can become more severe if an infection develops, when the Hereditary Spherocytosis is severe; […]

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