Overview – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body. These are things like tendons and ligaments that hold parts of your body together. EDS can make your joints loose and your skin thin and easily bruised. It also can …Read More »
Eosinophilia – Definition, Causes, and Treatment.
Eosinophilia – Definition, Causes, and Treatment. Definition Eosinophilia indicates elevated levels of eosinophils in the peripheral blood, usually related to an infectious, neoplastic, or allergic process. Often, high numbers of eosinophils may be present in other body fluids or tissues, but the term typically refers to peripheral blood eosinophilia. It …Read More »
Excoriation Disorder – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Description Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life. Individuals may pick at the healthy skin, minor skin …Read More »
Erythema multiforme (EM)- Definition, Causes and Treatment
Definition Erythema multiforme (EM) is typically an acute, self-limited but often relapsing, mucocutaneous inflammatory condition. This condition is considered to be an allergic reaction to medicine or an infection. Symptoms are symmetrical, red, raised skin areas that can appear all over the body. They do seem to be more noticeable …Read More »
Eclampsia – Description, Causes, Treatment, and Medications.
Description Eclampsia is defined as the occurrence of seizures in pregnancy or within 10 days of delivery, accompanied by at least two of the following features documented within 24 hours of the seizure: hypertension, proteinuria, thrombocytopenia or raised aspartate aminotransferase. Seizures are periods of disturbed brain activity that can cause …Read More »
Esophageal Atresia – Description, Causes, and Complications.
Description Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare birth defect in which a baby is born without part of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). Instead of forming a tube between the mouth and the stomach, the esophagus grows in two separate segments that do not …Read More »
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – Definition, Causes, and Treatments.
Definition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of rare genetic skin conditions, which is characterized by extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma. The skin has two layers; the outer layer is called the epidermis and the inner layer called the dermis. Normally, …Read More »
Encopresis or Soiling- Definition, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Definition Encopresis is the passing of stool into the clothing. It often occurs in the children over the age of 4. It happens when the bowel movement impacts the stool to collect in the rectum and colon. When the colon becomes too full of solid stool and the retained liquid …Read More »