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Close look on typhus

Typhus is an abrupt severe ailment triggered by an infection with the Rickettsia bacteria. The outbreaks are likely to arise in developing countries and areas with poor sanitation or poverty. It is important to note that the Rickettsia bacteria responsible for typhus is spread by ticks, body lice, fleas and mites. What are the main […]

Close look on glandular fever

Glandular fever generally affects young adults and adolescents. It usually settles without requiring treatment, but can cause one to feel very sick and last for weeks. When to consult a doctor Fever of 38 degrees or higher Severe sore throat Extreme exhaustion or tiredness Swollen neck glands Tonsillitis that does not settle Take note that […]

What is clostridium difficile?

Clostridium difficile is a bacterium capable of infecting the bowel and trigger episodes of diarrhea. The infection is common among individuals who were recently treated with antibiotics but can spread to others easily. An infection can be unpleasant and oftentimes result to serious issues with the bowels but can be managed with another course of […]

What is panniculitis?

Panniculitis involves inflammation of the fatty layer beneath the skin. It is generally seen among women, usually on the thigh and lower legs. There are various forms of panniculitis but it generally causes the skin to harden and develop sore reddened lumps or patches which makes it appear darker. It typically affects the calves and […]

Overview on appendicitis

Appendicitis is characterized by sore swelling of the appendix. The appendix is a thin, small-sized pouch around 5-10 cm long. It is linked to the large intestine where stools are formed. The role of the appendix is not fully known but its removal is not harmful. Appendicitis generally starts with pain or discomfort in the […]

What is acute cholecystitis?

Acute cholecystitis involves inflammation of the gallbladder. The condition typically develops if a gallstone obstructs the cystic duct. It is important to note that gallstones are miniature-sized stones that are composed of cholesterol that develop in the gallbladder. It is important to note that the cystic duct is the major aperture of the gallbladder. Acute […]

Close look on lupus

Lupus is a condition where the immune system generates antibodies that attack the cells, organs and tissues in the body. This results to inflammation in various parts of the body, but most cases only have a few of the possible symptoms. It is still uncertain why the immune system releases antibodies. What are the types? […]

What is hammertoe?

Hammertoe is a bending deformity affecting one or both joints of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toes. This irregular bending places pressure on the toe while wearing shoes which results to issues. The condition generally starts as a mild deformity and progressively worsens over time. During the initial phases, hammertoes are flexible and the […]