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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

06/07/2012
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

This term is used when the dermatitis is caused by contact with an agent to which the individual has developed contact hyper sensitivity. Contact dermatitis is the name given to any skin inflammation that results from surface contact. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis, irritant and allergic. Here we discuss about the allergic contact…

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Cervical Spondylosis

19/04/2012
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Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis refers to common age related changes in the area of the spine at the back of the neck. With age, the vertebrae gradually form bone spurs, and their shock absorbing disc slowly shrink. These changes can alter the alignment and stability of the…

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Backache (Back Pain)

21/02/2012
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Backache (Back Pain)

Back pain is no laughing matter. In fact, nearly everyone in their lifetime will suffer with some type of back pain. Because back and neck pain are such common complaints, it’s no surprise that people have a lot of unanswered questions on the topic. Most…

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Shingles – Herpes Zoster

30/01/2012
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Shingles – Herpes Zoster

Definition:A unilateral, inflammatory, vesicular eruption caused by the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox in the un-immunized individual, and herpes zoster in the partially immunized individual who has acquired partial immunity to the virus during the previous attack of chickenpox. The virus attacks the posterior…

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Rheumatic Fever

24/11/2011
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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an illness which arises as a complication of untreated or inadequately treated strep throat infection. As many as two thirds of the patients with an acute episode of rheumatic fever have a history of an upper respiratory tract infection several weeks before.…

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Molluscum Contagiosum

16/11/2011
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Molluscum Contagiosum

This is caused by a large sized cytoplasmic pox virus which gets implanted on the skin by contact with other infected individuals. Like warts, it is also common in children and immune compromised adults. The lesion consist of asymptomatic shiny smooth surfaced 2-10 mm sized…

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