Bartter’s Syndrome

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Bartter’s Syndrome is a medical disorder, where the kidney oversecretes electrolytes such as chloride, sodium, and potassium, causingHypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood) and high levels of hormones in the blood, such as Renin and Aldosterone. Bartter’s Syndrome is commonly hereditary and is resulted from the recessive gene, thus a patient with such a […]

Vitamin D Resistant Rickets

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets is a medical disorder, where the bones become painfully soft and bend easily because the blood consists of lowphosphate’s levels and has inadequate active form of vitamin D amounts. Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets is very rare disorder and almost always hereditary, passed as a dominant gene carrying on the x-chromosome. The genetic abnormality […]

Metabolic Alkalosis

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Metabolic Alkalosis is a medical disorder, where the blood becomes alkaline due to improperly high bicarbonates levels. Metabolic Alkalosis progresses when the person’s body loses too much acid. For instance, significant stomach acid amounts are lost during prolonged vomiting periods or when stomach acid is suctioned with a stomach tubes (sometimes, performed in hospitals). Rarely, […]

Erythema Multiforme

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Erythema Multiforme is a medical disorder, in which patches of raised, red skin frequently appear like targets and are commonly distributed symmetrically over the person’s body. Possibly, more than 50% of cases are resulted from the herpes simplex. In the remaining cases, possible causes may include any medications (for example, barbiturates, sulfa antibiotics, and penicillins), […]

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