Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium. The urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women could be infected with this bacterium. The cervix could also be infected in women. Usually, gonorrhea is contracted during sex. Pregnant women with gonorrhea could also pass it to their babies. This condition usually affects the eyes. By abstaining from sex or using a condom, a person can prevent him/herself from getting ... more
Tetanus is a potentially life threatening bacterial disease. It is initiated by a toxin that causes stiffness of the muscles, especially the muscles of the jaw; it may also lead to sever muscle cramps and difficulty breathing.
Clostridium tetani, which are the spores of the tetanus, may be found in soil, but they can also be found almost about anywhere. If the bacteria come into contact with an open wound, they may produce the ... more
Named after the first physician that identified the disease, Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of small- and medium-sized arteries all around the body, including the coronary arteries. When a child has a high fever for four or more days, the doctor may think that he/she has Kawasaki disease.
Because Kawasaki disease also affects the lymph nodes, the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose ... more
The uncommon skin condition that is characterized by fever and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, arms and back is known as Sweet syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. This syndrome may affect infants, men and older adults, but it is most common in middle-aged women.
In some cases, Sweet syndrome may be caused by an infection, illness or certain medications, while in other cases cancer or another ... more
Pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest or sunken chest, is a term used to brief the condition of a child’s breastbone being sunken into their chest. This condition occurs in about one in 400 births. Pectus excavatum is less likely to occur in girls than boys.
While mild cases of pectus excavatum could make children feel self-conscious about their look, severe cases of pectus excavatum could eventually intervene with the ... more
Compulsive gambling is the person’s unmanageable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on their life. In case someone is having a tendency to compulsive gambling, they might constantly chase bets, might lie or hide their behavior, and might resort to theft or fraud to support their addiction.
Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can to destroy lives. Though treating this condition could be challenging, ... more