Definition Goodpasture`s Syndrome is an autoimmune condition that affects the kidneys and the lungs. In a normal person, antibodies are produced to fight against anything foreign like an infection. In an autoimmune disease, the body produces antibodies that fail to recognize parts of the body, mistake them to be ‘foreign’ …Read More »
Multiple Myeloma – Stages, Risk factors and Medications.
Introduction Multiple myeloma is a cancer that occurs in a type of white blood cell called plasma cell. Plasma cells help to fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. …Read More »
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Diagnosis and Medications.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – Definition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a degenerative fatal brain disorder, which gradually destroys brain cells, and it causes tiny holes in the brain. CJD is caused by a protein called a prion. A prion causes normal proteins to fold abnormally. This affects other protein’s ability to function. …Read More »
Motor Neuron Disease – Types, Risk Factors and Prevention.
Motor Neurone Disease – Definition Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes rapidly progressive muscle weakness and eventually results in paralysis. Specifically, this disease affects nerve cells (motor neurons) that control the muscles that enable to move, speak, breathe and swallow. MND is also known as Amyotrophic …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: Causes, Complications and Treatment.
Definition Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is characterized by abnormal immune system function (immune deficiency) and a reduced ability to form blood clots. This condition primarily affects males. Individuals with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome have micro thrombocytopenia, which is a decrease in the number and size of blood cell fragments involved in clotting (platelets). This …Read More »
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS): causes, treatment and prevention
Definition Antiphospholipid syndrome is an immune disorder in which abnormal antibodies are linked to abnormal blood clots in veins and arteries. It mostly affects the legs, but clots may also form in the kidneys, lungs and other organs. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is also known as Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hughes syndrome, …Read More »
Rosacea: causes, complications and treatment
Definition Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken …Read More »