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Lymphedema – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Lymphedema: Description Lymphoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body but usually develops in the arms or legs. Lymphedema develops when the lymphatic system doesn’t work properly. The lymphatic system is a network of channels and glands …

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Lipedema- Definition, Causes and Treatment

Definition Lipedema is a condition that mostly affects women and is characterized by a symmetrical swelling in the legs, thighs, and buttocks and sometimes the arms due to the deposits of fat beneath the skin. It is rare in men. Lipedema can be extremely painful. The affected areas can be tender …

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Leukocytosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Leucocytosis is the condition in which the body has a higher level (more than 11,000 leukocytes per cubic mm of adult human blood) of white blood cells (WBC) than normal level. White blood cells play an important role in the body immune system. White blood cells will function as …

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Leprosy: Causes, Complications and Medications.

What is leprosy? Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease (HD), is a chronic infectious disease caused by a Mycobacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) affecting especially the skin and marginal nerves. It is characterized by the formation of nodules or macules that enlarge and spread with loss of sensation and eventually paralysis, wasting …

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Lassa fever: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness caused by the lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. It is transmitted to humans from contacts with food or household items contaminated with rodent excreta. The disease is endemic in the rodent population in parts of west …

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Listeriosis (Listeria infection): Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Listeriosis is an infection caused by a gram stain-positive motile bacterium named Listeria monocytogenes. The foodborne illness produces fever, muscle aches, and, in many people, diarrhea. Severe infections can cause headaches, meningitis, convulsions, and death. Most healthy people exposed to the bacteria have minor or no symptoms, but a …

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