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Coxsackie (Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease)

Coxsackie (Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease)

Coxsackie is a prevalent, communicable childhood illness caused typically due to the coxsackie A virus and in some situations due to the coxsackie B virus or enterovirus 71. All these viral forms come under one grouping called as enteroviruses. The hand-foot-mouth disease name was derived due to the development of non-scratchy rashes on the palms and soles of the legs and even oral sores. Normally occurring in under-10 years infants, at times even adults and adolescents are affected. Majority of the grown-ups have immunity against the coxsackie A virus as they have had prior exposure to the disease during infanthood. Adults when infected with the disease have a tendency to exhibit milder version of the symptoms in comparison to kids. Coxsackie Causes: It is generally caused due to the coxsackie  [...]

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is the prevalent reason leading to acquired heart disease among infants in the United States, with the characteristic appearance of inflamed blood vessels all through the body, particularly the coronary arteries located around the heart. Infants below five years are most commonly observed to be affected by the disease with boys being more frequently affected as compared to girls, and is a condition known to trigger in the winter and spring time. Kawasaki Disease Causes: Annually, there are approximately two thousand cited Kawasaki disease cases in the United States. Though the reason behind this acquired disease is still unknown, experts doubt that it could be partly occurring due to a pathogen like virus or bacteria that might elucidate the reason for collective appearance  [...]

Infant Quicksilver Poisoning

Infant Quicksilver Poisoning

Quicksilver or mercury poisoning occurs due to mercury getting inside the system either by inhalation of its vapours or ingestion of food items such as fish picked from waters ridden with mercury. Quicksilver or mercury is a silvery metal that is utilised by dentists for filling cavities, the contents in batteries, thermometers, whitening skin lotions and a number of industrial and agricultural activities. When blood level lies at or surpasses 0.02ppm or parts per million, then it is a warning sign that there has been mercury poisoning. Such individuals must promptly seek medical assistance. Quicksilver Poisoning Symptoms: Coughing. Breathing distress with succinctness experienced. Rashes over the body. Nauseous feeling and vomiting. Oral Sores. Auditory problems. Blisters. Flaking  [...]

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox is a widely prevalent ailment that leads to scratchy rashes and reddish patches or pox (blister formations) that spreads throughout the body. It is mostly observed to affect children, but there are certain individuals that would contract chickenpox at a certain phase in their lives if they didn’t previously get inoculated with the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox generally has no grave consequence amongst children in good health. However, it could lead to certain complications during pregnancy, in newly born babies, teenagers, adults and in those having depleted immunity that saps the body’s capacity to combat infection. If one has formerly had chickenpox, then it is unlikely for it to relapse. However, the virus remains within the system for protracted periods of time, long after  [...]