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Describe the features of autoimmune conditions.?

Describe the features of autoimmune conditions.?

Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection =( ). ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Behcet Syndrome: Behcet syndrome is defined as a triad of symptoms: genital ulcers, oral (mouth) ulcers, and inflammation of a part of the eye called the uvea (uveitis). Cause is unknown, and the disease is best managed by a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Leading death cause: Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death. It includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Symptom features are felt difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or chest pain etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of canavan disease.?

Describe the features of canavan disease.?

Canavan Disease: Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces. Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan.Htm. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast disease.?

Describe the features of breast disease.?

Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone disease.?

Describe the features of bone disease.?

Too vague: The question is too vague. Need more details. Name of disease etc. Are you concerned about infection, primary bone tumors, tumors that have spread to bone or conditions that result in poor bone or abnormal bone composition such as osteoporosis ? ...Read more

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Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Many: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has many manifestations. Some of the symptoms depend upon age and some based on underlying health. Two groups are particularly vulnerable: babies and immunocomprimised patients. Any body part can be affected; teens and adults typically show fatigue, fever, stomach ache, swollen glands, or even no symptoms. Babies can suffer develpmental problems, hearing and vision problems. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blepharitis.?

Describe the features of blepharitis.?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis is a common inflammation of the eyelid margins. This can be from staphyloccocal bacteria or inflammation and dysfunction of the meibomian oil glands. Blepharitis also occurs in people who have oily skin, dandruff or rosacea. Symptoms include burning, eye and eyelid irritation, redness, and itching. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiomyopathy.?

Describe the features of cardiomyopathy.?

Fatigue and dyspnea: Cardiomyopathy (aka heart muscle weakness) can lead to clinical heart failure symptoms: shortness of breath, fluid retention with leg and abdominal swelling, fatigue and lack of energy. Cardiomyopathy can be caused by coronary disease/ prior heart attacks, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, heavy alcohol use, prior chemotherapy or viral infections. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of berylliosis.?

Describe the features of berylliosis.?

Rare condition from: ...Occupational exposure to beryllium ("be"; a heavy metal). Formerly used in flourescent lights, its now almost exclusively used in the aerospace industry. Be dust is inhaled and can stimulate the immune system like an allergen. Lung disease can be acute like infection or a chronic condition, similar to sarcoid. Individual susceptibility varies probably by genetic variation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of broken-heart syndrome.?

Describe the features of broken-heart syndrome.?

Broken heart: Broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, refers to the sudden onset of congestive heart failure triggered by stress (loss of a loved one). Also known as stress cardiomyopathy, treatment is supportive, and the changes to the heart may regress over a period of weeks to months. ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Anxiety: There are several forms of anxiety: generalized, separation, phobias, and stress diorders. If you are speaking about generalized anxiety, hallmark symptoms include intense worry, difficulty relaxing, toruble sitting still, and trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Heart & vascular inf: Cardiovascular infection includes heart infection and vascular infection, the clinical presentations of those diseases are various, such as hypotension, syncope, dyspnea, chest tightness etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer.?

Describe the features of cancer.?

Depends: That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

What are the presenting symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Many: Presaging cluster of problems with metabolic syndrome is Insulin resistance associated with an apple build, weight on the middle. Insulin in excess amounts is inflammatory. Then issues such as hirsuitism, pcos, may develop in women, followed by hyperglycemia during pregnancy. Afterwards, men and women may see lipid alterations (high triglycerides, and low HDL levels. \bp problems and type 2dm comes. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiospasm.?

Describe the features of cardiospasm.?

Coronary spasm: The problem with coronary spasm is that you can't prove its absence, you can only (sometimes) prove its presence. Thus, anyone with any form of chest pain could be diagnosed with "coronary spasm" however, as invasive cardiologist, in my experience, it's relatively rare, especially when one considers how very common a complaint chest pain is. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more