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Maculopapular Rash

By on July 5th, 2014 in Skin

July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is Maculopapular Rash? Maculopapular rash is a compound word composed of the words “macule” and “papule.” A macule is a flat blemish or discoloration that measures less than 1 cm. A papule is as elevated lesion measuring less than 1 cm. Combining the two terms, a maculopapular rash is as a smooth skin rash […]

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Hypertrichosis

By on July 4th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hypertrichosis Definition Hypertrichosis is a condition wherein there is excessive hair growth and thickness that is not considered normal for a person’s age, sex, body area, and ethnicity. Hypertrichosis Vs. Hirsutism Hypertrichosis and hirsutism both exhibit excessive hair growth. However, in hypertrichosis, excessive hair growth is not confined on androgenic areas or bodily surfaces that […]

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Paresthesia

By on July 1st, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Definition of Paresthesia Paresthesia comes from the Greek words, para (meaning abnormal) and aesthesia (meaning sensation). This is the medical term used for the skin sensation that is described as tingling, tickling, pricking, burning, or numbing. It is also known as having the feeling of limb “falling asleep” or “pins and needles” [1]. This occurs without warning and is […]

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Precordial Catch Syndrome

By on June 29th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon to see a kid complaining of chest pain in one of the days. Usually it is misread by the parents or the caretakers as the child faking it to avoid school or as an acid reflux. Some parents get scared thinking that something is seriously wrong with the child’s heart. In […]

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Temporal Arteritis

By on June 28th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Temporal Arteritis? Temporal arteritis refers to the condition in which there is an inflammation or damage of the temporal arteries in the brain which are responsible for the blood supply of the head and brain [1]. This disorder particularly affects the large and medium arteries which are branching from the neck area [2]. […]

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Inflamed (Enlarged) Taste Buds

By on June 26th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Foods. They keep us alive. They make us happy. They satisfy the cravings of our taste buds. Have you ever wondered what happens if you cannot taste every food that you ingest? That would be undelightful and it will be such a waste because eating tasty foods is like heaven on earth. But what is […]

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Swollen Feet and Ankles

By on June 24th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frequently asked Questions and Answers on Swollen Feet and Ankles Swollen Feet and Ankles in General What is swelling? Swelling refers to an abnormal increase in size of a body part. Is swelling the same as edema? Medically speaking, they are the same because edema is the medical jargon for swelling [1]. Why are the […]

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Appendix Pain

By on June 22nd, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is Appendix and Appendicitis? Appendicitis is an emergency condition which is characterized by the inflammation of the appendix. Appendix is a finger-like pouch that is connected to the large intestine. It is located at the lower right abdominal quadrant [1]. Usually, it is 4 inches (10 cm) in length and pencil-thin [2]. This part […]

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Elephantiasis

By on June 20th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Elephantiasis (Facts and History) Overview Elephantiasis is a common term for either Lymphatic filariasis or Podoconiosis. These are two different diseases but they both cause enlargement of lower extremities that would appear like an elephant’s limb and thus accountable for the term. Both diseases are included in the list of Neglected Tropical Diseases by the […]

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Erythema Marginatum

By on June 16th, 2014 in Skin

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

We hear a lot of types of erythema – erythema marginatum, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, erythema this, erythema that. One of these is actually associated with rheumatic fever. How do we know which of these might be a symptom of an illness that leads to a rheumatic heart disease? In this article, you will be […]

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