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 […]

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. UsingĀ  aluminium hydroxide antacids in a large […]

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 […]

Immunoglobulin Deficiency

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Immunoglobulin deficiency is characterized by normal total antibodies levels, but a certain antibody class is deficient. Immunoglobulin A (IGA) is the most common deficiency. Selective immunoglobulin is in some cases familial, but more frequently happens without an apparent cause. Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency may also be caused by using antiseizure drug called Phenytoin. Most individuals […]

Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome affects only boys and results in platelets low number, eczema, and a combined T and Blymphocytes deficiency, that causes repeated infections. Because the number of platelets is low, bleeding disorders such as bloody diarrhea, can be the early symptom. The deficiency of B and T lymphocytes makes the children susceptible to infections […]

Infancy Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy is a medical condition, in which an infant progresses low antibody levels starting at about three to six months of age. This disorder is most likely to occur in a premature infant since he or she receives fewer maternal antibodies at the gestation period. Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia is not hereditary and affects […]

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; […]

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, […]

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