Detailed account on Conjunctivitis

Infection of the conjunctiva is relatively common. It can be caused by specific microorganisms that have a predilection for eye tissues, by contaminants that proliferate due to the presence of …

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Keratitis

Keratitis is a more serious eye infection than conjunctivitis. Invasion of deeper eye tissues occurs and can lead to complete corneal destruction. Any microorganism can cause this condition, especially after …

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River Blindness

River blindness is a chronic parasitic (helminthic) infection. It is endemic in dozens of countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. At any given time, approximately 37 …

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Prions are proteinaceous infectious particles containing, apparently, no genetic material. They are known to cause diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), neurodegenerative diseases with long incubation periods but rapid progressions …

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CHICKEN POX | Overview

CHICKEN POX | Overview Most people think of chickenpox as a mild disease, and in most people it is. In immunocompromised people, it can be life-threatening, however. Before the introduction …

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Smallpox | Overview

Smallpox | Overview Largely through the World Health Organization’s comprehensive global efforts, naturally occurring smallpox is now a disease of the past. However, after the terrorist attacks on the United …

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Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)

This syndrome is another dermolytic condition caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It affects mostly newborns and babies, although children and adults can experience the infection. Newborns are susceptible when sharing a …

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