Monthly Archives: November 2007

A Simple Guide to Folliculitis

A Simple Guide to Folliculitis—————————————– What is Folliculitis?————————– Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. What are the causes of Folliculitis?————————————- Folliculitis may occur after:1. abrasions or wounds on the skin 2.friction due to tight clothing 3.eczema or dermatitis … Continue reading

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A Simple guide to Whooping Cough

A Simple guide to Whooping Cough ———————————— What is Whooping Cough?———————– Whooping cough is an acute infectious childhood disease of the respiratory tract caused by the bacillus Bordetella pertussis. How is Whooping Cough transmitted?——————————— Whooping Cough is transmitted by droplets … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Dysmenorrhea

A Simple Guide to Dysmenorrhea—————————————- What is Dysmenorrhea?—————————–Dysmenorrhea is a symptom, not an illness.It means painful menstruation. What are the types of Dysmenorrhea?——————————————– Dysmenorrhea may be classified into: 1.Primary or Spasmodic Dysmenorrhea 2.Secondary Dysmenorrhea due to causes like Endometriosis or … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Laryngitis

A Simple Guide to Laryngitis———————————-What is Laryngitis?———————— Laryngitis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the Laryngx which produces the sound of the voice. What causes the Laryngitis?———————————Laryngitis is caused by1.bacterial or viral infections of the larynx.2.excessive use of … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Leprosy

A Simple Guide to Leprosy ———————————- What is Leprosy? ——————— Leprosy or Hansen’s disease is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium leprae. Who is at risk of contacting Leprosy? ——————————————– At present 10 countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

A Simple Guide to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease——————————————————–What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?———————————————Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term used to describe inflammatory disorders of the upper female genital tract, such as infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and tissues … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Bacterial Vaginosis

A Simple Guide to Bacterial Vaginosis———————————————What is bacterial vaginosis? ———————————-Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a condition in women where the normal balance of lactobacillus bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of high concentrations of anaerobic bacteria … Continue reading

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