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Antivenin (antivenom)

Antivenin (antivenom)

Antivenin is a serum product, also called antivenom, cultivated from animal BLOOD and given therapeutically to neutralize the effects of poisonous venoms such as from BITES AND STINGS. Antivenin is specific to a particular venom and works by activating antibodies that enable the person’s IMMUNE SYSTEM to fend

Polycystic Kidney Disease - symptoms and treament

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease An inherited disorder in which hundreds to thousands of cysts form in the KIDNEYS as well as in other organs and structures such as the LIVER, HEART, and BRAIN. The cysts greatly enlarge and deform the kidneys. The cysts arise from the nephrons, which they destroy as they grow.

What is Botulism

What is Botulism

What is Botulism Botulism is a potentially life-threatening illness resulting from INFECTION with the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The BACTERIA are naturally present in soil, where they encase themselves in spores. In the body, the bacteria release a toxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, a

Tinea infection - ringworm - capitis, corporis - symptoms and treatment

Tinea infection - ringworm - capitis, corporis - symptoms and treatment

Tinea is a common fungal INFECTION of the SKIN, involving the layers (including the hair and nails) that are cornified (composed of dead keratinocytes). Several species of fungi, known collectively as dermatophytes, cause tinea infection (also called dermatophytosis). People commonly refer to some forms of tinea as

Alport’s Syndrome - symptoms and treatment

What is Alport’s Syndrome An inherited genetic disorder in which one, two, or three mutations occur in the GENE that encodes type IV collagen formations, also called basement membranes. The mutations affect up to three of the six protein chains (alpha-3, alpha-4, and alpha-5) that make up type IV collagen,

Opportunistic infection and HIV / AIDS

What is Opportunistic infection Illness that develops in a person who is IMMUNOCOMPROMISED as a result of exposure to an otherwise benign MICROBE or a PATHOGEN a healthy IMMUNE SYSTEM could contain or eradicate. Opportunistic infections commonly occur in people who have HIV/AIDS, are receiving IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE

Recurrence cancer

Cancer that returns after treatment. The cancer may come back to its original site or appear in another part of the body. Recurrent cancer that spreads to multiple sites is metastatic. Treatment for recurrent cancer depends on the type of cancer, its location, and the treatment for the original cancer. Recurrent