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Foraminal Stenosis – Prevention, Causes and Treatment

Definition of foraminal stenosis Foraminal stenosis is the narrowing of the cervical disc space. The foraminal canal is the transitional bony canal between the large spinal canal and the free nerve root passing out to the shoulder, arms and hands or buttock, thighs and legs. This narrowing puts pressure on …

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Finger Infection – Causes, Treatment and Prevention.

Description Injury or infection to a finger or fingers is a common problem. Infection can range from mild to potentially serious. Often, these infections start out small and are relatively easy to treat. Failure to properly treat these infections can result in permanent disability or loss of the finger. Early …

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Felty syndrome (FS)-  Causes, Treatment and Diagnosis

Definition Felty syndrome is a condition that includes rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen) and granulocytopenia (decreased level of the certain type of white blood cells). In Felty syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis is seropositive, which means that rheumatoid factor can be found in the blood. This syndrome is sometimes seen …

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Fibromyalgia: Symptoms, Complications and Epidemiology

Definition Fibromyalgia is the most common condition in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. The pain of Fibromyalgia Syndrome is usually described as aching, throbbing or …

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Fatty Liver Disease: Definition, Types, and Symptoms.

Definition Fatty liver is the accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the liver cells. The amount of fatty acid in the liver depends on the balance between the processes of delivery and removal. In some patients, fatty liver may be accompanied by hepatic inflammation and liver cell death (steatohepatitis). …

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Filariasis: Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention.

Definition Filariasis is an infectious tropical disease caused by any one of several thread-like parasitic round worms. The two species of worms most often associated with this disease are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. The larval form of the parasite transmits the disease to humans by the bite of a …

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