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Periodontitis – Overview, Complications and Risk factors.

What is periodontitis? Periodontitis is inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is one of the most common human diseases. It is caused by certain bacteria (known as periodontal bacteria) and by the local inflammation triggered by those bacteria. Although these periodontal bacteria are naturally present …

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Pemphigus Vulgaris- Overview, Symptoms and Causes

Definition Pemphigus Vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and erosion of the skin and mucous membranes. It occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged or older people. The primary lesion of pemphigus vulgaris is a soft blister filled with clear fluid that appears on healthy or irritated skin. Many cases …

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Pleurisy- Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, inflammation of the pleura, the membranes that line the thoracic cavity and fold in to cover the lungs. Pleurisy may be characterized as dry or wet. In dry pleurisy, little or no abnormal fluid accumulates in the pleural cavity, and the inflamed surfaces of the …

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