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Lupus – History, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Definition Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in …

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Lyme Disease – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

Definition Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that’s transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite, and symptoms can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection. Lyme disease …

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Legionnaire’s Disease : Symptoms and Treatments

Definition Legionnaire’s Disease is due to the bacteria Legionella pneumophila found in plumbing systems, shower heads and water-storage tanks. Outbreaks of Legionella pneumonia have been attributed to air conditioning systems and hot water tubs but cannot be transmitted from person to person. The bacteria flourish at temperature between 90 and …

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Leishmaniasis : Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Introduction – Leishmaniasis Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by the Leishmania parasite. This parasite typically lives in infected sand flies. You can contract it from a bite of an infected sandfly. The sand flies that carry the parasite typically reside in tropical and subtropical environments. There are several different …

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