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Microcephaly

Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a neurological disorder where the head’s circumference is smaller than average for the size and age of an infant. It can either be present at birth or acquired later during first few years of a child’s life. It’s also associated...
Addison’s Disease

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is related to hormones and it is a rare disorder, which occurs when there is insufficient production of hormones by the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney, and they synthesize hormones like cortisol...
Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion

Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion

Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion develops when the cervical squamous cells start to multiply and act differently. The abnormalities are somehow mild, affecting only a small part of the cervix, thus causing mild to no symptoms at all. However,...
Throat Cancer

Throat Cancer

Cancerous tumors that develop in throat (pharynx), tonsils and voice box (larynx) are known as throat cancer. The throat is made up of a muscular tube that starts behind the nose and ends at the neck. The voice box is found sitting just below the throat...
Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Abnormal cells may start growing in lungs leading to cancerous growth. Lung cancer takes the top position in causing deaths related to cancers in the US and affects both men and women. This form of cancer claims more lives than other cancers combined...
Bibasilar Atelectasis – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Bibasilar Atelectasis – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Bibasilar atelectasis is a disorder which results in the collapse of lung tissue, thereby not allowing the respiratory exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. It is an airless or collapsed state of the lung, which can be chronic or acute and affect a part...
Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease

What is Kawasaki disease ? It is a syndrome that results in inflammation of the walls of both the medium and small-sized arteries occurring across the body, which include the coronary arteries which carry blood to the cardiac muscle. Kawasaki disease...
Staph Infection – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Staph Infection – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What is a staph infection ? It  refers to an infection by the staphylococcus bacteria, which is a kind of pathogen that can be normally found to occur on the skin or the nasal passages of even healthy people. In a majority of the cases, these bacteria...
Schatzki Ring – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Schatzki Ring – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Several years ago, a German-American physician named Richard Schatzki described a non-malignant, smooth, narrow, and circumferential ring of tissue occurring in the lower part of esophagus, which is the food pipe that joins the stomach to the mouth. These...
Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma or MCL refers to a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is a malignancy of the B cells. When examined under a microscope, the condition appears as a slowly growing, low grade tumor. However, it acts as a high grade lymphoma...
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