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Acrodynia : Article by Kamila K Padlewska, MD
Acrodynia - Now a rare disease, acrodynia (painful extremities) primarily affects young children. The symptoms of irritability, photophobia, pink discoloration of the hands and feet, and polyneuritis can be attributed to chronic exposure to ...

Action Against Allergy
Charity that aims to advance understanding and recognition of allergic medical conditions and allergy-related illness. Information about membership, services, and their newsletter.

Acute Finger Injuries: Part I. Tendons and Ligaments - March 1, 2006 -- American
Improper diagnosis and treatment of finger injuries can cause deformity and dysfunction over time. A basic understanding of the complex anatomy of the finger and of common tendon and ligament injury mechanisms can help physicians properly diagnose and treat finger injuries

Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syn
ME/CFS is a broad diagnosis which includes clinical syndromes linked to known infectious agents including Ross River virus, Epstein Barr virus, Q fever, Lyme disease, Parvovirus B19 and toxic exposures such as organophosphates. These syndromes are characterized by neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and myoarthralgic symptoms.Severe forms can present with paresis, seizures, intractable savage headache, and life threatening complications.

All About Shelby: A JDMS Journal
Created to help monitor Shelby's symptoms, progress, and general well being. Listing of her treatments, medications, and lab results. Description of Juvenile Dermatomyositis.

Information about allergies, tests and treatments, and services in the UK. [From the BBC Health section]

Allergy in Schools
An advice resource for parents/carers, students, and school staff on managing allergies in schools; includes information on training available, advice and information sections, and FAQs.

Alzheimer Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome : Article by Norberto Alvare
Alzheimer Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome - Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain, strongly associated with advanced age. However, it should not be considered a part of the normal aging process. The disease is characterized by a relentless progression of symptoms associated with defined neuropathologic changes.Individuals with trisomy 21, or Down syndrome (DS), develop a clinical syndrome of dementia that has the same clinical and neuropathologic ...

American Lyme Disease Foundation
Tick Paralysis is caused by over 40 species of ticks worldwide (five in North America, including the deer tick) and can occur in almost any region where ticks are found. It has killed thousands of animals, mainly cows and sheep, in other parts of the world. Although tick paralysis is of concern in domestic animals and livestock in the United States as well, human cases are rare and usually occur in children under the age of 10.

Anencephaly : Article by Robert G Best, PhD
Anencephaly - Anencephaly is a neural tube defect (NTD) in which the brain and cranial vault are grossly malformed. The cerebrum and cerebellum are reduced or absent, but the hindbrain is present. This defect results when the neural tube fails to close during the third to fourth weeks of development, leading to fetal loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Anencephaly, like other forms of NTDs, generally follows a multifactorial pattern of transmission, with interaction of multiple genes as well as environmental ...

Animal Bites : Article by Clifford Spanierman, MD
Animal Bites - Estimates indicate that more than 5 million Americans are bitten by animals each year. Dogs and cats are involved in most of these bites. Bites from both cats and dogs require careful management, and patients may experience long-term morbidity or may even die. Cat bites have a high incidence of infection (approximately 50%), and dog bites may cause severe injury to tissues. Dog and cat populations in the United States are estimated to exceed 50 million animals ...

Animal Bites : Article by Joel Schlessinger, MD
Animal Bites - Animal bites are common. In the US, more than 4.7 million people (almost 2% of the population) are affected each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Typically, these are dog or cat bites, with the patientís age most commonly from 7-9 years, but any age can be affected. Typically, the aggressor is a dog such as a collie, boxer, or German shepherd. Other animal bites include bites caused by ...

Anxiety Disorder: Specific Phobia : Article by Marilyn T Erickson, PhD
Anxiety Disorder: Specific Phobia - Specific phobia (SP) is characterized by extreme fear of specific objects or situations that present little or no threat in reality. A summary of the diagnostic criteria for SP, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, includes the following:Criterion A: The patient has persistent or irrational fear that is unreasonable or excessive and is triggered by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situationCriterion B: Exposure to the ...

Arsenic : Article by Frances M Dyro, MD
Arsenic - The atomic number of arsenic, an element, is 33, and its atomic weight is 74.91. A commonly found form of arsenic is gray with a metallic appearance. Yellow, brown, and black forms are also known. When arsenic is heated, it sublimes, that is, it changes directly into the gaseous form, arsine. Arsenic is considered a transitional element intermediate between metals and nonmetals, but it classically is considered a heavy metal. It has been known since ancient times and ...

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Information about mesothelioma with an explanation of the various types, the causes, treatment and tips on finding a Mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos illness blog
Cases of mesothelioma are on the rise. Every year, 2,000 cases are recorded in the UK and this number is set to increase. By 2050, it is predicted that 90,000 UK citizens will have died from the condition. In 2012, more deaths occur as a result of mesothelioma than on the UK’s roads.

Asthma : Article by Michael J Morris, MD
Asthma - Asthma or hyperreactive airway disease is a very common clinical syndrome and is the most common cause of hospitalization for children in the United States. Despite recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma, it continues to have significant medical and economic impacts worldwide. In 1991, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued its first report on the guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ...

Asthma Symptoms and Allergies
A guide for asthma symptoms including allergies, bronchial, chronic, and causes. Provides home remedies, breathing exercises and treatments. Discusses exercise induced asthma, pregnancy, smoking, triggers and allergies.

Asthma and Sinusitis : Article by Murray Grossan, MD
Asthma and Sinusitis - In the US, there are 35 million persons with sinus problems and 15 million persons with asthma. Clinically, physicians know that a sinus infection can contribute significantly to the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. The purpose of this chapter is to outline the factors common to both conditions and to note how best to improve these conditions.Asthma and sinusitis both have been recognized in ancient literature. In the 1940s and 1950s, considerable sinus surgery was ...

Families helping families manage asthma. Comprehensive interactive asthma management resource including: videos, overview, simple solutions, articles, health services, calendar, discussion, product/service evaluations, maps, legal and Spanish links.

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Bedbug Bites : Article by Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH
Bedbug Bites - Arthropod assaults on humans may have many manifestations clinically, histologically, and immunologically. The Hymenoptera is a large order of about 100,000 species of insects that includes bees, wasps, and ants. Insects in this group can be recognized by the narrow isthmus, which connects their abdomen to their thorax. This order also contains Cimicidae (bedbugs), which are blood-sucking ectoparasites of mammals or birds. All Cimex organisms are red-brown colored insects. Cimex lectularius are 5-7 mm ...

Black Heel Calcaneal Petechiae: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology
Black heel calcaneal petechiae is a self-limited, asymptomatic, trauma-induced darkening of the posterior or posterolateral aspect of the heel that occurs primarily in young adult athletes. Black heel was first described in a group of basketball players in 1961.

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