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Chicken pox: Symptoms, Risk factors and Diagnosis.

Introduction Chickenpox is the primary infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is an acute, highly infectious disease most commonly seen in children under 10 years old. Chickenpox is usually a mild, self-limiting illness and most healthy children recover with no complications. The illness with chickenpox usually lasts about seven …

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Cervical cancer: Definition, Causes and Treatment.

Definition Cervical cancer starts in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the narrow, lower part of the uterus (or womb). It is the passageway that connects the uterus to the vagina. Before cervical cancer develops, the cells of the cervix start to change and become abnormal. Growths on …

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Cushing syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis.

Definition Cushing’s syndrome is a debilitating endocrine disorder characterized by excessive cortisol levels in the blood which may be the result of a tumor of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands (located above the kidneys) or from tumors or cancer arising elsewhere in the body (ectopic ACTH producing tumors). Cushings disease …

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Carpel tunnel syndrome: Causes and preventions

Definition Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disorder that causes pain and weakness in the hand and wrist. CTS develop from problems in a nerve in the wrist not the muscles, as some people believe. The symptoms of CTS can range from mild to incapacitating. The Carpal Tunnel: The carpal …

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Centronuclear Myopathy : Manifestation, Treatment and Pevention

Definition Centronuclear myopathy is a hereditary muscle disease associated with the incomplete development of muscle cells, which causes muscle weakness. There are three forms of the disease with different degrees of severity and patterns of inheritance which are X-linked, autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant. The conditions manifest themselves as defects …

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