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 […]

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 […]

X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia, called Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia, affects only boys, and causes absence or reduced numbers of B lymphocytes and extremely low antibodies levels, because of the x-chromosome defect. Infants who have Bruton’s agammaglobulinemia-X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia, progress bones, sinuses, and lungs infections, generally from bacterias, such as streptococcus and hemophilus, and they can progress some unusual brain viral […]

Diabetes Insipidus

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Diabetes Insipidus is a medical condition, where antidiuretic hormone insufficient levels result in polydipsia-excessive thirst, and excessive production of polyuria-very dilute urine. Diabetes Insipidus is caused by antidiuretic hormone-vasopressin decreased production, the hormone, that naturally restrains the person’s body from producing excessive urine amount. Vasopressine-antidiuretic hormone, is unique in that, it is created in the […]

Hypopituitarism

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Hypopituitarism or underactive pituitary gland, is a complete or partial anterior lobe function’s loss. Because hypopituitarism affects an endocrine gland function that stimulates by anterior pituitary hormone, the symptoms are vary, basing on which pituitary hormone is deficient. The symptoms usually start slowly and can go unnoticed for a long time; although, sometimes they may […]

Mastocytosis

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Mastocytosis is a medical condition, where histamine-producing cells called mast cells, are involved in the immune reaction, accumulating in tissues of skin, and sometimes, in a different body part. The most common Mastocytosis form can be limited to the skin, particularly in children, or can involve other body’s organs, including bones, stomach, lymph nodes, intestine, […]

Pheochromocytoma

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that originates from adrenal glands’ chromaffin cell, resulting in powerful hormones – catecholamine overproduction that cause high blood pressure and other symptoms.  Approximately. in about 20% of Pheochromocytoma cases,  the chromaffin cells grow outside their normal adrenal gland location. Only 5% of Pheochromocytomas that grow within the adrenal gland are cancerous, […]

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