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 […]

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 […]

Hyper-IGE Syndrome

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Hyper-IGE Syndrome, also known as job-Buckley Syndrome is an immunodeficiency syndrome, characterized by recurred staphylococcus bacterium infections and too high IGE antibodies levels. The infections can involve joints, lungs, skin and other organs. Many individuals with hyper-IGE Syndrome experience weak bones and suffer with repeated fractures. Some people have allergy signs such as asthma, nasal […]

Ataxia-Telangiectasia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Ataxia-Telangiectasia is an inherited disease that affects both nervous and immune system. Cerebellum brain part abnormalities, that control coordination, lead to ataxia-uncoordinated movements. Such abnormal movements generally develop just when the children start to walk, but can be delayed until age four. Muscle weakness, slurred speech, and in some cases mental retardation also develop as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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