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What is Congenital Syphilis? Congenital Syphilis (CS) is a form of syphilis that is present in utero as well as at birth. It occurs when a mother affected by secondary syphilis gives birth to a child. Untreated syphilis leads to a greater risk of having a poorer outcome of pregnancy. It can ...
What is Tuberculous Meningitis? Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a condition ideally characterized as meningoencephalitis, as it not only affects the meninges but also the brain parenchyma as well as the vasculature. Other common features include inflammations of the adjacent blood vessels, ischemic cerebral infarction occurring due to vascular occlusion and hydrocephalus secondary ...
Cysticercosis Definition Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic infestation by pork tapeworm known as Taenia solium. It is an infection of the tissue which occurs after exposure to the eggs of Taenia solium. This disease is spread through fecal-oral route through contaminated food and water since it is a food borne disease. This ...
Aplastic Crisis (Reticulocytopenia)
Aplastic Crisis Definition Aplastic Crisis, also known as Reticulocytopenia, is a condition characterized by an abnormal reduction of reticulocytes in one’s body. Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells (RBCs) with a network of granules or filaments. It occurs due to various factors which makes the body unable to produce red blood cells ...
Ecthyma Gangrenosum Definition Ecthyma Gangrenosum (EG) is a skin infection generally caused by the bacteremia named Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is a form of Ecthyma which can occur due to a bacteremia infection in people from all age groups. It should not be confused with Contagious Ecthyma. Leaving this skin disorder untreated may even ...
Melioidosis Definition It is an infectious disorder caused by a bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei, which typically manifests in the lungs. The bacterial agent is also a potential weapon for biological warfare and bioterrorism. The disease is similar to glanders in which the mucous membranes of the nostrils produce increased secretion and discharge ...
What is Honeymoon Cystitis? It is an old-fashioned term which refers to the urinary tract infection or UTI experienced by a girl after her first intercourse, occurring traditionally on her wedding night. However, as sex before marriage has become widespread in western society since the 1960s when oral contraceptive pills (OCP) were ...
What Is Tinea Corporis? It is the name given to a fungal infection of the skin. It is also known as a type of ringworm of the body that arises on almost any part of the body as a consequence of this infection. It is a common skin disease. It is also known ...
What is Coccidioidomycosis? It refers to an infection caused by Coccidioides immitis fungal spores. It is also known by other names like Valley fever and San Joaquin Valley fever.
What Is Cryptococcosis? It is a fungal infection that may affect the entire physical system or only the central nervous system. This is a common infection that affects many people, particularly those with AIDS.
What is Pancreatitis? It is a condition that leads to swelling of the pancreas, a gland that can be found ...