Definition Molluscum contagiosum is a mild skin disease (skin infection) caused by a virus (molluscum contagiosum virus, a member of the Poxviridae family) that causes usually painless small bumps or lumps (flesh-colored or skin-colored, dome-shaped papules); some may be umbilicated, meaning the lesion has a central depression with a spot …Read More »
Misophonia – Definition, Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Misophonia, also known as the “hatred or dislike of sound,” is characterized by the sensitivity to specific sounds, accompanied by an unpleasant emotional and/or physical response. People with misophonia liken the experience of the sound trigger more closely to irritation, disgust, or even pain, rather than anxiety or fear. …Read More »
Marasmus – Introduction, Risk Factors, and Complications.
Introduction Marasmus is a type of protein-energy malnutrition that can affect anyone but is mainly seen in children. You can get marasmus if you have a severe deficiency of nutrients like calories, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It is more common in developing countries, like in some areas of Asia …Read More »
Metrorrhagia – Symptoms, Complications, and Prevention.
Metrorrhagia Overview Metrorrhagia, also referred to as abnormal uterine bleeding, refers to vaginal bleeding among women that is not in sync with their normal menstrual period. An example of metrorrhagia can be seen when a woman experiences a heavier, prolonged period of bleeding more often than the normal menstrual duration …Read More »
Macular Edema or Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) – Overview
Definition Macular edema or Diabetic Macular Edema, is swelling or thickening of the eye’s macula, the part of your eye responsible for detailed, central vision. The macula is a very small area at the center of the retina a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the …Read More »
Moebius Syndrome – Causes, Types, Diagnosis and Treatment
Definition Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological condition that primarily affects the muscles that control eye movement and facial expression. Palsy of the muscles in the face is a common component of Moebius syndrome, and children who have this disorder typically lack the ability to smile, frown or raise their …Read More »
Medial Epicondylitis – Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Definition Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer’s elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can also lead to golfer’s elbow: throwing, chopping wood with an ax, running a chain saw, …Read More »
Mild Cognitive Impairment – Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Prevention.
Overview Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes. If you have mild cognitive impairment, you may be aware …Read More »