Diseases and Conditions

Ecchymosis

By on December 31st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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Definition of Ecchymosis Ecchymosis [pronunciation: (/ˌɛkᵻˈmoʊsᵻs/, ICD-10: R23.3] is defined as hemorrhagic blotching due to pooling of blood under the skin or mucous membrane caused by medical conditions, hematologic diseases, or trauma. Violaceous discoloration of the skin is observed which is usually negative for pain, induration, and firmness [1, 2]. After the trauma, red blood […]

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Ingrown pubic hair

By on October 4th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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An ingrown pubic hair is when a previously cut or shaven hair reenters the skin and causes inflammation and infection. This inflammation of the hair follicle is called folliculitis. The hair follicle could be infected with bacteria, virus, fungal or parasitic types of infections. But most commonly it is noninfectious. Symptoms of Ingrown pubic hair? […]

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Hyperopia

By on July 24th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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Hyperopia Definition Hyperopia is derived from the words hyper- (beyond) and the Greek word ōps or eye. This means that a person with this condition would be reporting ability to see objects clearly at a distance compared to seeing them at close proximity. Other terms to describe hyperopia are farsightedness or long-sightedness [9], which are […]

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Leukopenia

By on May 23rd, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Leukopenia? Synonyms: leukopenia, agranulocytosis, leukocytopenia. Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing defines leukopenia (pronounced: [loo″ko-pe´ne-ah]) as “any condition in which the number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the circulating blood is lower than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000-5000 WBCs/mm3” [1]. Recent medical workups have […]

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White Bump on the Eyelid

By on May 1st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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A white bump on the eyelid is likely to be a stye or milia. These usually appear as tiny pimple-like elevations along the eyelid rim or lash line. Pain in the affected area can be present or absent. They are usually filled with pus or a clear fluid, making it appear whitish or yellowish. Other […]

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Type C Personality

By on July 9th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Type C Personality Although this article will discuss type C personality, it helps to know about the other types as well.  First, you need to know that psychologists break down personality theory into two general types known as Type theory and Trait theory.  Today, the Trait theorists seem to prevail, however we will look at […]

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Hypertrichosis

By on July 4th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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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

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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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