Infection

Cystic Fibrosis Description

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a serious medical disorder that affects the lung and causes severe nutritional deficiencies. This inherited disorder affects cells which produce sweat, saliva, digestive juices, and mucus. In normal people, these secretions are thin and slippery, but in CF patients, the defective gene causes secretions to become extremely viscous, sticky and rubbery. […]

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Emphysema Treatment and Causes

Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder where one has difficulty blowing all the air out of the lungs during breathing. The disorder affects small air passages and eventually destroys elasticity in the airways. This leads to hyperinflated lungs which do not work properly. As the condition progresses, the number of air sacs decreases and one is […]

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Gastritis Symptoms and Treatment

Gastritis pain is due to an inflammation of the stomach. It can also be because of an erosion or irritation of the stomach lining. The stomach issues may be further aggravated by the presence of peptic ulcers. Two types of the disease exist: acute gastritis and chronic gastritis. The first, acute gastritis, is characterized by […]

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Hepatitis Infection treatment information

Infections resulting from the hepatitis virus are a common cause of liver inflammation. It is expected that one in every twenty people will contract hepatitis at some point in their lives. The infection is classified into three main categories: hepatitis a, b, and c. There does exist a hepatitis d, e, and f, but these […]

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Pathogenesis Development Information

To understand how best to treat an infection or disease, a patient should be aware of the viral and bacterial pathogenesis that is manifested in the condition. These complications can be as minor as a common cold or as serious as AIDS. Pathogenesis comes from the Greek words pathos and genesis and literally translates as […]

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Sarcoidosis Disease Information

Sarcoidosis disease is a condition in which a patient’s immune system cells do not go away after dealing with a potential infection. These cells come together forming granulomas, or lumps, which are manifested as inflammation. The disease can attack any organ in the body but is most commonly begun in the lungs, lymph nodes, or […]

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Immunodeficiency Virus Information

There are many causes of human immunodeficiency disorders. Immunodeficiency disorders occur when the body’s immune response is reduced or completely absent. When the individual’s immune system is already defective at birth, it is called primary immunodeficiency. When the immunodeficiency occurs later in life or from a known cause, it is termed secondary immunodeficiency. Our Body’s […]

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Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is a medical disorder where there is chronic inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long thin organ lying just behind the stomach. Its function is to release important enzymes that can process foods and also secret insulin which regulates blood sugar. The pancreas is a very fragile organ and can easily […]

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis disease patients are affected by a bacterial attack on the body. Most commonly this attack affects the lungs, although it is capable of invading any area of the body. In the past, this condition was known as consumption because patients would gradually waste away without proper treatment. After a patient has become infected, the […]

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