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 […]

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 […]

Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Burkitt’s Lymphoma is a type of Nonhodkin’s Lymphoma that originates from a Lymphocyte B and tends to spread to outside the lymphatic system’s areas, such as spinal fluid, bone marrow, central nervous system, and blood. Burkitt’s Lymphoma also may appear at any age, but is most likely to occur in young adults and children, especially […]

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 […]

Carcinoid (Cancer)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Carcinoid is a cancer , generally occuring in the person’s gastrointestinal tract, that may produce excessive several amines and neuropeptides amounts, which have hormone like effects. If such cancer spreads to the person’s liver, it can result in incidences of heart damage, flushing, diarrhea, bluish skin, abdominal pain and other symptoms which lead to carcinoid […]

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Alcoholic Liver Disease is a medical condition,  in which liver damage is caused by excessive alcohol drinking occurs. The disease is preventable, and is a common health problem. Generally, amounts of alcohol used (how often and how much) determines the degree and risk of liver injury. Females are more likely to damage liver, than males. […]

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