Serotonin Syndrome – Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Definition Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening, medication-induced condition that occurs in individuals who are receiving serotonergic agents. These medications cause increased serotonergic activity in the peripheral and central nervous systems, which results in high levels of serotonin accumulating in the body. Serotonin is a chemical needed for your nerve …

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Septic Arthritis – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Septic arthritis is also commonly referred to as bacterial or infectious arthritis. It is an intensely painful infection in a joint. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi may invade the joint through various routes that cause inflammation of the synovial membrane. With the onset of inflammation, cytokines and proteases are released, …

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Sneddon Syndrome – Classification, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Sneddon syndrome is a rare, progressive condition that affects blood vessels. It is primarily characterized by livedo reticularis (net-like patterns of discoloration on the skin) and neurological abnormalities. Symptoms may include transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes) and strokes; headache; dizziness; high blood pressure; and heart disease. Reduced blood flow to …

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