Necrotizing Fasciitis

What is Necrotizing Fasciitis? Necrotizing fasciitis, which is popular among layman’s term as a flesh-eating disease, is an infection caused by several bacteria affecting the fascia. The fascia is the fibrous connective membrane of the body, which may be separated…

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and its Classification Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by increased porosity of the bones which can eventually lead to fractures. Osteoporosis is derived from the Greek word “ostoun,” which means bone, and poros meaning pore. It is characterized by…

Pinguecula

What is Pinguecula? A pinguecula is a yellowish deposit on the conjunctiva adjacent to the cornea. It is a non-cancerous growth that results from calcium, fat or protein deposits. A pinguecula is almost similar to a pterygium, the latter, however,…

Hirsutism

What is Hirsutism Hirsutism is a condition common among women where excessive hair growth occurs in areas of the body in which terminal hair does not usually appear. Hair growth among these women usually follows a male pattern of body…

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

What is Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a severe fatal disease that can affect both humans and primates. Four viruses which causes the disease in humans are the Bundibugyo virus (BDBV), Sudan…

Gangrene

Gangrene Definition Gangrene is the necrosis or death of a body tissue. It is the result of the loss of blood supply to a tissue. Tissue injury and bacterial invasion can also lead to gangrene. People having chronic health problems…

Craniosynostosis

What is Craniosynostosis? Craniosynostosis is an abnormal birth defect that causes the premature fusion of one or more sutures in a baby’s skull by ossification. This results in a distorted growth of the skull and an increase in the intracranial…

Sickle Cell Anemia

What is Sickle Cell Anemia  ? Sickle cell anemia is a severe, chronic, autosomal genetic blood disorder characterized by abnormal red blood cells. Normally, the red blood cells contain an iron-rich protein known as hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying…

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a general term used to refer to a group of disorders that destroys the blood vessels through inflammation. Vasculitis may affect arteries, veins and the capillaries. It is primarily characterized by an inflammation and damage to the walls…

Swimmer’s Ear

What is Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis externa) Otitis externa, otherwise known as swimmer’s ear, is an inflammation of the outer ear and the ear canal. It usually affects the ear canal, which encompasses the external part of the ear reaching up…

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