Characteristics and symptoms of the three types of lupus skin disease
By: Cathy Wilson
Lupus is an ongoing or chronic disease that can have widespread effects on the body including joints, muscles and other organs. It can be mild or very serious, even to cause fatal complications in vital organs. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, the body's immune...
By: Matt Bird
Though they're perhaps not as well known publicly as, say, the names of viruses or diseases, inclusion bodies are nevertheless an important component of human health - or, that is, the lack thereof. Typically appearing part and parcel with viruses and diseases, inclusion bodies are...
By: Jenna Pope
The U. S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an announcement stating that a link has been discovered between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL). What is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)? Lymphoma, the most common form of...
By: Jenna Pope
There is a growing body of evidence within the scientific community that points to a connection between fibromyalgia and the thyroid – specifically, hypothyroidism. There is an overlap of symptoms in both conditions, namely exhaustion, body temperature that is lower than normal, joint and muscle...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Scurvy is caused by a prolonged lack of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. This vitamin is needed for the synthesis of collagen in humans. Collagen is a group of natural proteins that occur in the body. These proteins are necessary for the health and strength...
By: Alison Bowler
For the maintenance of good health, humans require a properly balanced diet. When deprived of certain vitamins humans may develop a number of conditions. The condition, scurvy, occurs in people with a dietary absence of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). While most commonly seen in areas...
By: Lenna Gonya
Historically, the disease known as scurvy, was most associated with sailors from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was prevalent among seafarers since it is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, and foods containing this important vitamin were generally lacking in their diet. While scurvy...
By: Lenna Gonya
The mysterious disease known as Lymphangioleiomyomatosis has perplexed the medical world since it was first discovered and identified around 1918, and later reported in a medical journal in 1937. Better known as LAM, this rare disease primarily attacks the lungs of women, normally those of...
Rickets: Symptoms and treatment
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Rickets is an illness that occurs in children during the formative years of their bones and skeletal structure. Rickets occur when there is a lack of vitamin D, phosphorus, and calcium in the diet. Many children in developing countries are at risk for this disease...
By: Lokemun Magar
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an unusual invasion of a type of muscle cell into the lungs, the airways, blood and lymph vessels. These LAM cells have been found in kidneys as well. They cause cystic destruction of the lungs with progressive pulmonary dysfunction. Tumors may even...

 

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