Thalassemia – History, complications and prevention.

Definition Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your …

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Cystic Fibrosis – Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Definition Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening hereditary disease that causes the body to produce thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Over time, mucus builds up inside your airways. This makes breathing a struggle. The mucus traps germs and leads to infections. It can …

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Scleroderma – Definition, Complications, and Prevention.

Definition Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition of the connective tissue characterized by skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease, and varying degrees of inflammation, associated with an overactive immune system. It is characterized by the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin. This leads to thickness and firmness of …

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Goodpasture`s Syndrome – Treatment and Symptoms

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’ …

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