A common bacterium called group B streptococcus (strep) is usually carried in people's lower genital tract or in their intestines. Group B strep could cause serious illness in newborns called group B strep disease despite the fact that it is harmless in adults.
In adults with certain chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or liver disease, group B strep could cause some dangerous infections. Older adults are also at an ... more
This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:
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Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the vascular layer of the eye that is located between the retina and the sclera (the white of the eye). The iris, choroid layer and ciliary body make up the uvea, which extends toward the front of the eye. Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, and its most common type is inflammation of the iris called anterior uveitis or iritis. Uveitis can be serious and cause permanent vision loss and people between ... more
Lichen nitidus consists of tiny, skin-colored bumps (papules) that usually appear in clusters on the surface of the skin, particularly on the trunk and upper extremities. It is rare and noncancerous. Its exact cause is still not known.
Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. Though this condition is annoying, but it is harmless. Over time, lichen nitidus usually disappears, ... more
When a couple is unable to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year, it means that they are infertile. If this is the case with a couple, there might be a chance that something treatable may be interfering with their efforts to have a child. The cause behind infertility may be a single problem in the patient or the partner, or a mix of factors that interfere with the occurrence or continuity of pregnancy. ... more
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease. It is marked by flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome could be caused by several types of hantavirus. Several types of rodents carry these viruses, especially the deer mouse. Infection occurs when someone breathes air infected with hantaviruses that are shed in rodent droppings and urine. ... more