A microbial infection that results in a pus-filled cavity in the lung is called a lung abscess. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.
Eosinophilia or a rise in the eosinophil count can occur due to allergy or skin infection, or due to HIV infection or cancer. Read the article to know more.
Hemochromatosis is a congenital condition in which an HFE gene mutation is present. So, increased iron absorption occurs irrespective of intake. More iron gets accumulated and iron storage increases. If the condition progresses, then iron gets accumulated in other organs apart from bone marrow like in liver, spleen, myocardium, joints, testes, skin, etc. Lets read more about this condition.
Iron-deficiency anemia is a global burden over the communities, and it is prevalent everywhere. This article discusses the clinical features, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.
Thalassemia is a form of hemolytic anemia. It is an autosomal recessive disorder. If two individuals with 'thalassemia minor trait' marry, the chance of the offspring having thalassemia major is 25 %. Hence it's screening is necessary in our community.
Diverticulitis is the inflammation of the diverticuli. Diverticuli is the abnormal outpouching of the large intestine wall. A patient in this condition can present with abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. Few can remain asymptomatic as well. Treatment depends upon the severity.
Whenever a female has unprotected intercourse without using any kind of contraception, a chance of pregnancy is present. The female sometimes does not want to bear the risk of having a child at that point in her life. So, emergency contraception options are beneficial in such a case, to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. In this article, we will discuss in detail about the methods of emergency contraception available and their mechanisms.