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Abscess

...abscess is an infected area of tissue that contains pus . A breast abscess forms when germs enter the breast tissue through the nipple and infect the milk ducts and glands . The abscess can prevent deeper tissue s from functioning properly. The infection may spread locally or througho...

Adenoviruses

...virus es) include the parvoviruses and coliphages. ADENOVIRUS : Any virus from the family Adenoviridae. More than 40 adenoviruses are known to infect people, causing upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal , and eye infections . Other viral vector s, like the adenoviruses , are often re...

Adenovirus

...ointestinal infections that are usually mild. ADENOVIRUS : Any virus from the family Adenoviridae. More than 40 adenovirus es are known to infect people, causing upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal , and eye infections . adenovirus A group of virus es that cause respiratory tra...

Antibody

... Most cases of this type follow streptococcal throat or skin infection s. An antibody that binds to a virus and interferes with its ability to infect a cell . viscera The soft internal organ s of the body, including the lungs , the heart , and the organ s of the digestive, excretory, and repr...

Appendicitis

...m-like projection from the first part of the colon . Appendicitis usually involves infection of the appendix by bacteria that invade it and infect the wall of the appendix . Appendicitis is an irritation, inflammation , and infection of the appendix (a narrow, hollow tube that branches...

Bites

...s West Nile virus and then bites someone else, its unlikely to spread because people rarely develop high enough virus levels in their blood to infect mosquitoes. The bites of very large spiders such as tarantulas can be painful. Otherwise, in the temperate regions, the only spiders to be feared...

Blindness

...ation (necrotizing entero colitis) Jaundice Infection or septicemia Anemia Low blood glucose ( hypoglycemia ) ... Herpes can also infect the eyes . It is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world. Treatment : Anti - viral drugs are very useful in treatment of the sy...

Blister

... lips or nasal mucosa . Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blister s or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Poison ivy produces redness, bumps, and blister s, as well as swelling after th...

Body lice

..., lice control spray, and egg loosener gel. Distributed by Pfizer Consumer Health Care. Source: FDA approvals - 03/07/00. Other lice that often infect humans are Pediculus humanus capitis ( head lice ) and Pediculus humanus corporis ( body lice ). The term " crabs " seems to come from the microscopic...

Brain abscess

... of the brain. This condition may cause problems with the brain and spinal cord function. Brain abscess es commonly occur when bacteria or fungi infect part of the brain. Inflammation develops in response. Infected brain cells, white blood cells, and live and dead microorganism s collect in a lim...

Breast milk

... HIV makes its way into all the body's fluids, but only blood , semen , vaginal discharge , and breast milk contain enough of the virus to infect others. Unprotected sex is one of the most common ways of catching the virus . Breast milk is easy for babies to digest, so there is less spitt...

Candidiasis

...is a yeast infection ? A yeast infection is a condition caused by the fungus Candida albicans. It is also called candidiasis . The yeast may infect the vagina , mouth, or other moist areas on the skin . Candidiasis , Cutaneous - Around the Mouth Nail Infection , Candida l See all Picture...

Childbirth

...aby can be infected during childbirth if the mother has gonorrhea . When the baby passes through the birth canal, the bacteria can get into and infect the baby's eyes . What are the symptoms? the mother has a condition that would put her at risk during childbirth the labour is not progressing ...

Cold sore

.... Source:MedicineNet ... Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sore s around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Examples of POMs that have become P medicines include aciclovir cream for cold sor...

Cold

... also called shingles . Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. This condition, called acute urinary retention, may be triggered by taking over-th...

Cold sores

...is also called shingles . Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. It is caused by either of two herpes simplex virus es: Type 1, herpes labialis ,...

Cough

...g, or be aggravated by sneezing , cough ing, or laughing. AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION: Process by which an infectious agent passes through the air to infect susceptible individuals by droplet infection (eg, sneezing , cough ing). ...

Crabs

...rs long, or less than 1/8 inch. They live in hairy areas of the human body (usually the pubic hair ). CAUSES"There are three types of lice which infect people: the head louse ( pediculosis capitis), the body louse (p. corporis), and the crab louse (p. pubis ). Crab lice (also called crabs ) are s...

Diphtheria

...ldhood disease in the 1930s, is an acute bacterial disease that can infect the body in two areas: the throat ( respiratory diphtheria ) the skin ...ase that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin . Diphtheria immunization ( vaccine ) Definition: This is ...

Disinfectant

... Prion s are highly resistant to heat, ultraviolet light, radiation, and disinfectant s that normally kill virus es and bacteria . Prion s may infect humans who eat meat from infected cattle. Chemical injuries that happen in the home are most likely to be caused by soaps, disinfectant s, solve...

Drug

...at are resistant to drug treatment , they are more likely to survive and infect other people. Resistant forms of HIV are able to spread more easily and infect more people. New Bone Drug May Not be Worth Its High Price HealthDay -...

Drug Resistance

...at are resistant to drug treatment , they are more likely to survive and infect other people. Resistant forms of HIV are able to spread more easily and infect more people. GENOTYPIC DRUG RESISTANCE TEST Genotypic testing can hel...

Eye infections

...ye . os.websitesummary.com (sponsored listing) ... ADENOVIRUS : Any virus from the family Adenoviridae. More than 40 adenoviruses are known to infect people, causing upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal , and eye infections . Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by para...

Fever Blister

...r ( Hyperglycemia ) ... Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blister s or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Cold sores - also called fever blister s - are quite different from canker sor...

Fever blisters

...gar ( Hyperglycemia ) ... Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Cold sores - also called fever blisters - are quite different from canker sores...

Flu

... it Lying Down Transcript Related Topics - Colds - Infectious Diseases ... Flu : Short for in flu enza . The flu is caused by virus es that infect the respiratory tract which are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Flu , known medically as in flu enza (in-flew-EN-zuh) is an ...

Fungal Infection

...ferent forms of Ringworm ? Tinea capitis ( fungal infection of the scalp) - This form of patchy hair loss happens when certain types of fungi infect the scalp. This causes the hair to break off at the scalp surface and the scalp to flake or become scaly. MUCOR MYCOSIS - A fungal infection c...

Giardia

...fection of the small intestine by a protozoan, Giardia lamblia. Giardia , which was named after Alfred M. Giardia : A genus of protozoa that infect the gastrointestinal tract of some animals, including humans. Giardia have a large sucking disk which permits them to adhere to the intestinal l...

Gland

... skin cells can close the oil gland s or pores, creating blackheads or whitehead s, (as mentioned earlier). Bacteria . Bacteria can easily infect oil gland s and pores and grow very quickly. Family background. To evaluate the heart , lungs , liver , reproductive organ s, other organ ...

Glands

...or whitehead s, (as mentioned earlier). Bacteria . Bacteria can easily infect oil glands and pores and grow very quickly. Family background. Many ...bscess forms when germs enter the breast tissue through the nipple and infect the milk ducts and glands . This type of abscess is most likely to dev...

Head lice

... these annoying parasites have come back with a vengeance. Head lice infect the scalp and hair and can be seen at the nape of the neck and over the e...of Statins Increases Heart Attack Survival ... Other lice that often infect humans are Pediculus humanus capitis ( head lice ) and Pediculus humanus co...

Herpes

...blisters or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Herpes ...e symptoms and how they can be treated. Herpes virus Viruses that can infect the skin , mucous membrane s, and brain, and they are responsible for suc...

Herpes simplex

...mplex virus , types 1 and 2 Symptoms: This virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth or genital region. It can also infect any area of skin which has been trauma tized even slightly. Herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV, which usually causes genital herpes , may be t...

Human Papillomavirus

... pregnancy ... What is the human papillomavirus (HPV)? HPV is a common virus that comes in hundreds of varieties. Of these, at least 35 types infect the genital tract of both men and women, including in women the cervix (neck) of the uterus (womb). Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection ...

Infections

...ls , new research suggests. Infections caused by bacteria and fungi, general, specified, or unspecified. Notes: not used for indexing; DF: BACT infect MYCOSES CATALOG: do not use ... Infections by Escherichia coli and other bacteria living in human intestine s cause a great deal of diarrhe...

Inoculation

... a combined measles - mumps - rubella ( MMR ) inoculation , which contains the safest and most effective form of each vaccine . Tularemia can infect the eye either by direct inoculation of the bacteria into the eye (by a finger or other object) or via aerosolization of the bacteria into t...

Keratin

...m (oil). An open comedo has a wide opening to the skin and is capped with a blackened mass of skin debris. They are dermatophytes (fungi that infect hair , skin , and nails) and feed on keratin ized (nail) tissue . The infections they cause are normally confined to the nails, but occasionally...

Lice

...ous ; they can spread between people who have never met, via upholstered theater seats, department store clothing or coat checkrooms. Head lice infect the scalp and hair and can be seen at the nape of the neck and over the ears. Head lice spread easily and quickly but do not carry disease as ...

Lung infection

...ection . Pain , fever , and possibly, if following surgery , foul- smell ing drainage from the wound. Pelvic infection . Among the fungi that infect the deeper tissue s is Coccidioides immitis, which causes coccidioido mycosis , sometimes called valley fever , a lung infection that is prevalent...

Macrophage

...-cells . MACROPHAGE TROPIC VIRUS : HIV strains that preferentially infect macrophage s in cell culture experiments. macrophage A type of wh...ody fight off infections by ingesting the disease organ ism. HIV can infect and kill macrophage s. Monocyte ... Alternative Names: Macrophage R...
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