Cytomegalovirus

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Cytomegalovirus infection is a viral infection that can be acquired at any age after birth or before birth. When the Cytomegalovirus enters the person’s body, it may or may not result in the active disease. Once in the body, such virus can be dormant for many years, but becomes active and can result in the […]

Pemphigus

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pemphigus is not a common condition; in some cases, this is in fact a fatal disease, where bullae (blisters) of different sizes, break out on the penis covering, skin, the vagina, mouth lining, and other membranes. Pemphigus develops most frequently in elderly or middle age individuals. Pemphigus rarely develops in children. The disease is resulted […]

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency disease is the most serious of the immunodeficiency disorders. In this disease,antibodies and B lymphocytes are deficient and the T lymphocytes become nonfunctioning or deficient and therefore are not able to fight infections properly. Few different immune system’s defects cause severe combined immunodeficiency diseases, such as enzyme adenosine deaminase deficiency. Most infants […]

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 […]

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