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Pilonidal cyst- Causes and Treatment

What is Pilonidal cyst? A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Pilonidal cysts usually occur when hair punctures the skin and …

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Frostbite – Causes, Risk factors, and Diagnosis.

Definition of Frostbite Frostbite is a type of injury that can occur when your skin’s exposure to the cold. It is also refered as the freezing of body tissue (usually skin) that results when the blood vessels contract, reducing blood flow and oxygen to the affected body parts. The normal …

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) – Overview

Description – SCID Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is the name given to a group of rare, inherited disorders that cause major abnormalities of the immune system. They form part of a larger group of conditions known as primary immunodeficiencies. The immune system abnormalities in SCID lead to greatly increased risks …

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Pyuria – Definition, Causes, and Prevention.

Definition Pyuria is a condition that occurs when excess white blood cells, or pus, are present in the urine. Pyuria causes cloudy urine and frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Pyuria can also indicate sepsis, a life-threatening bacterial infection, or pneumonia in older adults. Some people …

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Psoriasis – Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.

Definition Psoriasis is a noncontagious, chronic skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear in any location. Some people …

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Cholera: Definition, Causes, Risk factors and Treatments.

Definition Cholera is an acute bacterial infection of the intestine caused by ingestion of food or water containing Vibrio cholerae, serogroups O1 or O139. Symptoms include acute watery diarrhoea and vomiting which can result in severe dehydration or water loss. When left untreated, death can occur rapidly – sometimes within …

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