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ALPHABETIC INDEX OF DISEASES AND HUMAN CONDITIONS

Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Ichthyosis (from the Greek ichthys - fish) is a hereditary disease of the outer layer of the skin, consisting in the violation of keratinization. In the skin (the largest human organ), three layers are distinguished: superficial - epidermis, deep - dermis and subcutaneous fatty tissue. The most superficial layer of the epidermis is horny, it consists of several rows of cells. The epidermis protects the human body from the harmful effects of external factors. With ichthyosis, the stratum corneum is much thicker than normal, so this skin looks dry and resembles fish scales. Symptoms Dry skin. Cracked, easily damaged skin. Peeling, formation of scales. Causes Ichthyosis is the...

Infectious (Septic) Arthritis: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Pus forming microorganisms within a joint diseased by arthritis is classified as septic arthritis. CLINICAL SEQUELAE Arthroempyesis is dangerous disease with complicated course form, which causes arthrosis and contracture. Also, inflectional consequences of the disease may cause occurrence of dangerous disease: Sepsis – malignant bacteria and microorganism penetrate blood (blood poisoning); Phlegmon – adipose tissue damage has an ability to affect surrounding tissue; Abscess – space filled with push, which located in surrounding tissue; Osteomyelitis – inflammatory process in skeleton system. TYPES Septic arthritis has two types of progression – primary and secondary....

Infectious and allergic arthritis in children

There are 2 subtypes of juvenile arthritis which have allergy causes – typical allergic and infectious allergic. They are needed to differ, since treatment basis depends on contributory causes. The complication of correct diagnosis detection refers to similarity of symptoms. THE DIFFERENCE Allergic Usually allergic arthritis occurs in early childhood. Since, immune development takes place at this age. As a result, first allergic occurrence is lack of immune system, which stops to resist certain irritants such as: food; blooming; animal hair; medical and chemical matters. When allergen gets into organism for the second time, it causes antibody producing which interacts with...

Inflammation of the renal pelvis (pielit) symptoms treatment

What is inflammation of the renal pelvis? When reproducing bacteria in the urinary tract, inflammation of the urinary tract begins. In adults, these inflammations occur quite often. When urinary tract infection spreads, kidney inflammation occurs. Inflammation of the renal pelvis is a nonspecific infectious disease of the kidneys, affecting the renal parenchyma, pelvis and calyces; Occurs frequently. In acute pyelonephritis, the symptoms are pronounced, with a chronic possible a small number of symptoms or their absence. Women are more prone to this disease than men. Symptoms of inflammation of the renal pelvis Increased body temperature. Pain in the side. Thirst. Exhaustion....

Injections for arthritis treatment

The most common joint disease is arthritis. The manner of the disease contains development of inflammation processes around a joint. Skin starts to redden and swell. Usually arthritis affects 1 joint, but polymeric joint affection is also possible. CLINICAL SPECIFICITY As much as any disease, arthritis has two phases: acute and chronic. Acute phase is characterized by rapid onset and easy-to-treat form without relapse. Chronic phase comes with time, due to background of acute phase and late or improper treatment. Fast progression of symptoms, relapse and complicated treatment are typical for this form of arthritis. CAUSES Main causes of arthritis are: infection which penetrated...

Injuries of internal organs

During accidents, not only external injuries are possible, which are diagnosed at the sight of a wound or an unnatural limb position, but also damage to the internal organs that pose a threat to the life of the victim due to the difficulty in diagnosing them. Sometimes they can be diagnosed only after a considerable time after the injury. When injuries often occur ruptures of internal organs, accompanied by severe internal bleeding. This happens if the internal organs containing large amounts of blood are damaged, for example, the liver, kidneys or spleen. However, there are also traumas in which, as a result of the impact, a severe tissue damage occurs, cells die, and the organ can not...

Interstitial Nephritis: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Chronic interstitial nephritis is a kidney disease caused by analgesics. Other names of this disease are analgesic nephropathy and a kidney afflicted with phenacetin. Interstitial nephritis is a non-bacterial inflammation of the interstitial (interstitial) tissue of the kidneys. Unlike pyelonephritis, there is no destruction (destruction) of connective tissue caused by local action of microbes in this disease. Interstitial nephritis occurs most often after taking various medications (antibiotics, sulfonamides), after vaccination, infection and some other conditions. Symptoms of interstitial nephritis Headache. Depression. Decreased efficiency. Slight grayish complexion. Cyanosis....

Is Workaholism A Mental Illness?

People with a painful inclination to work are so devoted to it that it becomes the meaning of their life. The condition of such a person is very accurately characterized by the term workaholic (workaholic), originated in America. Causes of painful attraction to work The causes of workaholism are the organization of a modern society, where all activities are strictly distributed. According to psychologists, modern working conditions hinder the development of normal relationships between people. Previously, people could get recognition by talking with friends or acquaintances. Today, a person, first of all, seeks to make a career. But such a "replacement" a person is not enough. As a...

Itchy skin (pruritus) Symptoms and causes

Itching can be like the whole body, and some of its parts. The person immediately begins to scratch the itchy place. After that the itch passes, however for a short while. After a while, it resumes with renewed vigor. Itching occurs due to a change in the structure or dryness of the skin. Causes of itching Itching of the skin can be caused by a variety of causes. Let's consider the most frequent of them. Allergy Hypersensitivity to any substance. Eczema Eczema is an inflammation of the surface layers of the skin of a neuro-allergic nature that occurs in response to the action of external or internal stimuli. The main symptoms are redness of the skin, watery blisters and...