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CYTOKINES that influence the growth, proliferation, and activity of leukocytes and other BLOOD cells. Leukocytes produce interleukins. There are 12 major interleukins, identified as interleukin 1 (IL-1) through IL-12. Among those significant to LEUKOCYTE development are IL-3, which influences blood stem cell

Baker’s cyst - popliteal cyst of the knee

What is Baker’s Cyst and Definiton A fluid-filled sac, also called a popliteal cyst, that forms at the back of the knee. The cyst develops when there is a tear in the synovial capsule (the membranous structure containing the fluid that lubricates the JOINT) that allows synovial fluid to leak into the ears of

Dysuria - what is and definition

What is Dysuria and Definition PAIN, discomfort, or burning with URINATION. Dysuria may be primarily external (occur with the passing of URINE through the URETHRA) or internal (felt as discomfort, pressure, or pain within the lower pelvis). Dysuria is most commonly a symptom of CYSTITIS (INFLAMMATION or INFECTION of

Whitlow - herpes

Whitlow - herpes

Whitlow is an INFECTION at the end of the finger, or less commonly the end of a toe, that contains pus and is very painful. The area is inflamed, enlarged, erythematous (reddened), and often oozing. A common cause of whitlow is infection with the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV), conveyed to the finger via contact with

Measles virus - symptoms, course and treatment

What is Measles virus An illness resulting from INFECTION with the measles VIRUS. Once among the most common childhood diseases worldwide, measles (also called rubeola) now primarily exists in developing nations where it remains a leading cause of childhood blindness and death. Routine measles IMMUNIZATION, the

Vesicoureteral Reflux - Grade, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Vesicoureteral Reflux A condition in which URINE backflows from the BLADDER into the ureters toward the KIDNEYS. Vesicoureteral reflux may result from congenital anomalies in the structure of the ureters, such as short ureters or ureters that enter the bladder wall in an unusual location or at an unusual

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) - a secondary COAGULATION disorder arising from an imbalance among the CLOTTING FACTORS in the BLOOD. DIC occurs as a result of a significant underlying health condition such as HIV/AIDS, overwhelming infections, or CANCER, and as a serious complication in PREGNANCY. DIC is