Pseudomembranous colitis, occasionally known as antibiotic-related colitis or C. difficile colitis, is an inflammatory condition of the colon that takes place in certain people who have taken antibiotics. The inflammation of this condition is nearly always related to an overgrowth of the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), other organisms could seldom be involved.
Pseudomembranous colitis takes place more frequently in adults ... more
When pain and inflammation occur on the inner side of the elbow where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow, it means that the person has a condition known as golfer's elbow, also called medial epicondylitis. The pain may spread into the wrist and forearm.
Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow. The difference is that golfer's elbow occurs on the inside of the elbow ... more
Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from nerve cells located in a few areas of the body, and it most usually arises in and around the adrenal glands which is positioned on the top of the kidneys and have similar origins to nerve cells. This disease can also occur where groups of nerve cells exist such as in the neck, chest, pelvis, and other areas of the abdomen.
Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in babies and often ... more
Most commonly associated with the virus that causes mumps, orchitis is the condition in which one or both of the testicles become inflamed. This condition is developed in at least one-third of males contracting mumps after puberty. Usually, other causes of orchitis include bacterial, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
Bacterial orchitis is usually caused by epididymitis, which is ... more
Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... more
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. People with anorexia nervosa attempt to maintain a weight that's far below normal for their age and height. To prevent weight gain or to continue losing weight, people with anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or exercise excessively.
Anorexia nervosa isn't really about food. It's an unhealthy way to try to cope ... more