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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

The exact cause of Hodgkin lymphoma is not known. Genes and viral infections may increase a child’s risk of Hodgkin lymphoma. Conditions that are linked to Hodgkin lymphoma are listed below. But because Hodgkin lymphoma is so rare, the risk is still very low. Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mononucleosis (mono) Read more…

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Psoriasis is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure. It can be painful, interfere with sleep, and make it hard to concentrate. The condition tends to go Read more…

Infectious Arthritis

Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, is a painful infection in a joint that can come from germs that travel through your bloodstream from another part of your body. Septic arthritis can also occur when a penetrating injury, such as an animal bite or trauma, delivers germs directly into the Read more…

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over weeks. The weakness makes half of the face appear to droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side Read more…

Glioblastoma Multiforme

Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells. Glioblastoma can occur at any age but more often in older adults. It can cause worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, and seizures. Glioblastoma, also known Read more…

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people, and this inflammation often spreads into Read more…

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a severe disorder in which the proteins that control blood clotting become overactive.  Causes When you are injured, proteins in the blood that form blood clots travel to the injury site to help stop bleeding. If these proteins become abnormally active throughout the Read more…

Portal Hypertension

Portal hypertension is elevated pressure in your portal venous system. The portal vein is a major vein that leads to the liver. The most common cause of portal hypertension is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. If you have advanced liver disease, such as cirrhosis, you have an increased risk of Read more…

Cervical Cancer

  Cervical cancer is the third most common malignancy in women worldwide, and it remains a leading cause of cancer-related death for women in developing countries. In the United States, cervical cancer is relatively uncommon. Signs and symptoms The most common finding in patients with cervical cancer is an abnormal Read more…

Common Diagnostic Tests

  X-rays-  a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. The most familiar use of Read more…