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Paget’s disease of the breast - cancer - cancer - symptoms, signs, diagnosis a

What is Paget’s disease of the breast / cancer A rare presentation of BREAST CANCER, also called Paget’s disease of the nipple. Researchers believe Paget’s disease of the BREAST occurs when disordered cells from a cancer within the breast migrate to the SKIN surface, most likely through the milk

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm - muscle contraction - definition

Spasm is a sudden, involuntary, and extended MUSCLE contraction. Muscle spasms generally last no longer than a few seconds and are quite painful. Spasms may involve skeletal or involuntary muscle. Muscle spasms of the pulmonary system may manifest as ASTHMA or bronchiospasms that, when severe, may interfere with

Adenoma-to-carcinoma transition

The changes that take place in an ADENOMA, a benign (noncancerous) tumor, as it transforms into an ADENOCARCINOMA, a malignant (cancerous) tumor. The transition to cancer can occur with any adenoma though is most common with adenomas of the colon (intestinal polyps, also called adenomatous polyps). Only a small

Infectious Arthritis - treatment

Infectious Arthritis - treatment

Infectious Arthritis - INFLAMMATION of a JOINT that results from INFECTION. The infectious agent (PATHOGEN) may be BACTERIA or mycobacteria or a VIRUS, or fungus and travels to the joint through the BLOOD circulation. Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, may also develop as a consequence of

von Willebrand’s disease - symptoms and treatment

What is von Willebrand’s disease and Definition A hereditary, genetic bleeding disorder resulting from a deficiency or molecular abnormality of clotting factor VIII. Unlike HEMOPHILIA A, which also results from clotting factor VIII deficiency, von Willebrand’s disease affects both men and women equally.

Byssinosis - lung disorder - symptoms and treatment

Byssinosis - lung disorder - symptoms and treatment

What is Byssinosis Byssinosis is a lung disorder resulting from extended exposure to the dust from cotton, flax, or other textile fibers. Also called brown lung, cotton worker’s lung, or cotton bract disease, byssinosis is an occupational disease that causes ASTHMA-like symptoms. When detected in its early

Retina - definition, function and diseases

Retina - definition, function and diseases

Retina - the innermost layer of the EYE. The retina receives light images and converts them to NERVE impulses the OPTIC NERVE conveys to the BRAIN. The retina is two tissue-thin layers that together are less than 1⁄2 millimeter in thickness. The outer pigment layer provides a completely light-absorbing,