Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Simple Guide of Liver Cirrhosis II

A Simple Guide of Liver Cirrhosis II————————————————– What are the complications of Liver Cirrhosis?—————————————————– Complications may develop with progression of the cirrhosis. 1.Bruising and bleeding due to decreased production of coagulation factors. 2.Jaundice due to decreased processing of bilirubin 3.Itching … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Liver Cirrhosis I

A Simple Guide to Liver Cirrhosis I——————————————- What is Liver Cirrhosis?————————— Liver Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease where the normal liver tissue is replaced by bands of fibrous scar tissue separating nodules of regenerated liver cells resulting in gradual … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Cutaneous Larva migrans

A Simple Guide to Cutaneous Larva migrans———————————————- What is Cutaneous Larva migrans?———————————— Cutaneous Larva migrans is a common skin condition which appears as a red snake-like itchy rash caused by penetration and subsequent migration of larvae of various worm parasites. … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Folliculitis

A Simple Guide to Folliculitis———————————————- What is Folliculitis?———————————— Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the skin hair follicle. Who is at risk from Folliculitis?————————————— People of all ages are affected . It is more common in diabetes and people with … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Prickly Heat

A Simple Guide to Prickly Heat———————————————- What is Prickly Heat?———————————— Prickly Heat(also known as miliaria) is a common non contagious disease which appears as acute itchy red rash on the body due to retained sweat. Who is at risk from … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Osteogenesis Imperfecta

A Simple Guide to Osteogenesis Imperfecta——————————————– What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta(also known as Brittle Bones)? ——————————————————————— Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue resulting in imperfect bone formation and hence causing fractures in childhood. It also causes … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Gynecomastia

A Simple Guide to Gynecomastia—————————————- What is Gynecomastia?—————————- Gynecomastia is unilateral or bilateral enlargement in the glandular tissue of the breast in males. What causes Gynecomastia?——————————— The causes of gynecomastia is not completely clear. It is believed to be caused … Continue reading

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