Definition – Measles Measles, or rubeola, is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It is a very contagious disease that can spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva. An infected person can release the infection into the air when they cough or sneeze. The measles virus can live …Read More »
Fatty Liver Disease – Definition, Types, and Symptoms.
Definition Fatty liver disease is the accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the liver cells. The amount of fatty acid in the liver depends on the balance between the processes of delivery and removal. In some patients, fatty liver may be accompanied by hepatic inflammation and liver cell death …Read More »
Filariasis – Causes, Transmission, Diagnosis and Prevention.
Definition Filariasis is an infectious tropical disease caused by any one of several thread-like parasitic round worms. The two species of worms most often associated with this disease are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. The larval form of the parasite transmits the disease to humans by the bite of a …Read More »
Hyperpigmentation – causes, treatment and prevention
Hyperpigmentation – Definition Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of skin where an excess of melanin has been produced and formed deposits, causing skin patches that appear darker than the surrounding skin. Common skin areas that experience hyperpigmentation or dyschromia are the face, arms, and hands. Age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun …Read More »
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Definition Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), also known as Devic’s disease, is an autoimmune disorder in which immune system cells and antibodies primarily attack the optic nerves and the spinal cord. NMO occurs when your body’s immune system reacts against its own cells in the central nervous system, mainly in the optic …Read More »
Paralysis : Root cause, Symptoms and Remediation
Definition Paralysis is the inability – whether temporary or permanent – to move a part of the body. In almost all cases, paralysis is due to nerve damage, not to an injury to the affected region. For instance, an injury in the middle or lower regions of the spinal cord …Read More »
Scoliosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Scoliosis – Definition Scoliosis is a condition involving an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be caused by congenital, developmental, or degenerative problems, but most cases of scoliosis actually have no known cause called idiopathic scoliosis. Scoliosis usually develops in the thoracic spine or the thoracolumbar area of …Read More »
Centronuclear Myopathy – Manifestation, Treatment, and Prevention.
Centronuclear Myopathy – Definition Centronuclear myopathy is a hereditary muscle disease associated with the incomplete development of muscle cells, which causes muscle weakness. There are three forms of the disease with different degrees of severity and patterns of inheritance which are X-linked, autosomal recessive, and autosomal dominant. The conditions manifest …Read More »