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Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)- Causes and Treatment

Definition of Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited eye diseases that affect the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye). RP causes the breakdown of photoreceptor cells (cells in the retina that detect light). Photoreceptor cells capture and process light helping us …

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Rabies in dogs – Symptoms, Complications, and Diagnosis.

Introduction The rabies virus is a lethal and rapid-acting single-stranded RNA virus from the family Rhabdoviridae which affects the mammalian animal’s central nervous system and finally leads to acute encephalitis. There are two forms of rabies called, furious and paralytic. Initially, rabies begins as a furious form and later it …

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Rickets: Epidemiology, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition  Rickets is a bone disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Rickets leads to softening and weakening of the bones and is seen most commonly in children 6-24 months of age. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. A …

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Rosacea: causes, complications and treatment

Definition Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken …

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