What is scabies? Scabies is a common cause of itching caused by infestation with a mite called as sarcoptis scabiei. It is mostly seen in poor hygenic conditions and overcrowded settlements that permit close body contact. Transmission of scabies Fertilized female mite burrows into skin and lays eggs. Close contact with scabies infected individual or […]

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What is recurrent pneumonia? Recurrent pneumonia is defined as two episode of pneumonia in one year or >3 times in life. This condition poses problem for the patient and the attendant in terms of hospitalization, mental trauma etc. Hence, proper and detailed work-up needs to be done to find out the etiology and treat accordingly. […]

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Asthma being a long term chronic condition has no definitive curative therapy, but the symptoms can be controlled and to help a asthmatic to life a normal life ,a structured and disciplined plan should be made and executed.The plan mainly includes identification of allergen and its avoidance, life style modifications and religious use of medications […]

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Parkinson’s disease is chronic and progressive disorder of brain that causes tremors, rigidity and other movements related symptoms. It is caused due to damage to nerve cells in certain areas of the brain (substantia nigra) leading to decrease in a neurotransmitter (dopamine) which sends signals to various parts of the brain regarding control and coordination […]

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Parkinson’s Disease, or ‘Parkinsonism’, is a chronic and progressive disorder that affects specific areas of the brain, causing damage to chemical balance of the brain. Its onset is very gradual and may not be noticeable in early stages, but the disease worsens progressively over its course. As many as one million people in the US […]

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Asthma which is a hyper-responsive state of airways causing constriction and mucous secretion making breathing difficult is usually a clinical diagnosis. Clinical diagnosis includes: history of the patient family history of allergies and asthma symptoms elaboration: exact duration and timing of symptoms physical examination: to look for signs of allergy- skin dryness, eyes examination of […]

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  What is Asthma? Asthma is inflammation of airways with excessive mucous excretion which makes breathing difficult for indivisual, but fortunately it is a reversible condition. What are the risk factors for asthma? more common in childhood. generally boys more affected than girls. family history of asthma ( be it parents or grandparents). having history […]

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What is Asthma? Asthma is not a disease ,its a reversible medical condition in which the airways of the person gets constricted, inflamed and start producing extra mucous making it difficult for the person to breathe properly Presentation of patient People with asthma may present with various symptoms ,which may vary from person to person. The presentation […]

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Asthma is not a disease, its a reversible medical condition in which the airways of the person gets constricted, inflamed and start producing extra mucous making it difficult for the person to breathe properly. The term “reversible” needs to be highlighted as with proper management the condition can be kept under control,leading a normal life, else […]

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  What is Sarcoidosis?   Sarcoidosis is a rare chronic multisystem disorder in which inflammatory cells form tiny (too small to see) lumps, called as granuloma. Granuloma forms in different parts of the body like lungs (most common organ affected), skin (second most common), liver, eyes, kidney, etc. What are the symptoms of Sarcoidosis? Initial […]

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