Jaundice occurs because the rapid breakdown of abnormal red blood cells leads to a build up of a waste product in the body called bilirubin.The build up of bilirubin often leads to the formation of small crystal ducts called gallstones. Most gallstones do not cause symptoms but occasionally they can block the bile duct which drains bile from the liver into the bowel. This can trigger jaundice. Leg ulcer A leg ulcer can be painful it’s an open sore that develops on the lower leg, usually close to the ankle. Leg ulcers often develop after a skin infection or injury, such as a cut or puncture wound.
Understanding Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) Takeia Foxx December 4th, 2012 EDU 100 Ms. O Lupus also called Systemic Lupus Erythematous, or SLE may not have a cure, but it’s a highly treatable condition. People who are affected by Lupus go through many complications on an everyday basis. Not only, do the patients feel pain and the family suffer as well. Lupus can be very detrimental to one’s health. Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control.
Cushing’s disease is a condition where the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic (ACTH). Those who have Cushing’s disease have too much ACTH. ACTH stimulates the production and release of cortisol, Too much ACTH means too much cortisol. Cushing’s disease is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland. Symptoms of Cushing’s disease include upper body obesity, round, red full face, acne, purple marks called striae, thin skin with easy bruising, backache, bone pain, bone thinning, weak muscles, hair growth on women, irregular menstrual cycle,
It is the most common chronic disease in childhood, affecting an estimated 7 million children, and it is a common cause of hospitalization for children in the United States (Morris). The direct cause of Asthma is unknown, but researchers have found key things that will strike an attack. Although Asthma is not very pleasant to have, luckily it is manageable through treatment. 1. Bronchospasms- spasms in the bronchial passages 2.
Wenger and Wenger note that there are several other recessive type diseases that are prevalent within the Amish community; cartilage hair hypoplasia and pyruvate kinase anemia are two of the major ones discussed. Cartilage hair hypoplasia is another dwarfism syndrome that is characterized by short build and fine silky hair. Individuals who are affected with cartilage hair hypoplasia have decreased cell-mediated immunity which causes an increased risk for viral infections. Pyruvate kinase anemia is a rare type of anemia which usually appears shortly after birth. Symptoms include jaundice and anemia.
Lupus: The Body Attacking Itself Systematic lupus erythematosus, better known as SLE or more popularly as lupus, is an auto-immune disease which causes the body to pretty much attack itself (Brown 4). As the case with other auto-immune diseases, when lupus occurs, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its normal, healthy tissue, slowly killing a person from the inside out (Maraux 5). Everybody can get lupus, but the disease is more common in women than men, and past studies have shown that it is also more common in African Americans and Asians ages 15 through 45 (Blau 30). Lupus is a disease that can damage the body inside and out, is hard to diagnose right away, has many harmful complications, and has multiple forms (New York Times
Hunters Syndrome Michele Frizzell HCS/245 June 16, 2014 Erich Widemark Hunter Syndrome Most infants at one point or another get an ear infection, runny nose or a cold. As a parent, what would you do if your child had symptoms such as these? What diagnosis would a pediatrician give? The commonality of these symptoms in infants is high; therefore, Hunter Syndrome, or Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS II) would be the least likely diagnosis. The purpose of this paper is to educate individuals about Hunter Syndrome (MPS II).
Since methemoglobin cannot carry oxygen, if enough too much of the enzyme is in the blood, the infant’s tissue and organs may be deprived of oxygen. This will cause him or her to develop a bluish coloring and possibly result in long-term digestive and respiratory
Introduction: Intussusception is a common gastrointestinal surgical emergency in the paediatric age population. This illness is a conversion in which a segment of the intestine (intussusceptum) telescopes into another adjacent distal portion of the intestine (intussuscipiens), causing bowel and ileocolic obstruction. Intussusception is considered a frequent cause of abdominal pain in paediatric patients and is also more common in children than in adults. Furthermore, its incidence varies between infants and neonates. It is well described in infants, with an incidence of 0.1 to 0.4 %, however it is not fully established in neonates.1, 2 In fewer than 10% of the cases, a surgical lead point can be determined as a plausible aetiology.
Fibrosis of the liver tissue can occur over time, and may lead to scarring. If the liver becomes scarred, the blood cannot get through the liver at the normal pace. This can create a higher than normal pressure on the portal vein, and this is known as portal hypertension. Some symptoms of liver disease may include enlarged liver or spleen, bruising or bleeding, nausea or belly pain, weight loss or poor weight gain, fluid pooling in the abdomen, and change in color of the stool and how often bowel movements