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What is giant cell arteritis?

What is giant cell arteritis?

Vascular inflammatio: It is a specific form of vascular inflammation in which there is inflammatory disruption of vessel lining, usually with visible giant cells, which is often associated with headaches, fatigue, anemia and can produce blindness. ...Read more

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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscle layer ...Read more


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What is giant cell arteritus?

Inflammation arterie: Giant cell arteritis often effects the arteries of the temple/ head . It causes inflammation in the lining of the arteries & can lead to symptoms like head or jaw pain, visual changes, or even stroke. ...Read more

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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings. ...Read more

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Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Conjunctivitis: The first two can be related and the latter is a whole different ball game of more serious proportion. ...Read more

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What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

Rare brain tumor: It is a type of tumor that arises from the astrocytic cells in the brain and on biopsy shows large cells with multiple nuclei (hence the name). It is an uncommon form of primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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Define differential diagnosis of prolymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell leukemia.

Define differential diagnosis of prolymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell leukemia.

They are too differe: There should be no confusion between these two entities. One is a lymphoma(nodal disease) the other one is a blood cancer that should not affect the lymph nodes. Rather easy diagnosis if you are seeing the right type of specialist! ...Read more

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What is langerhans cell histiocytotis?

What is langerhans cell histiocytotis?

Abnormal cells: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (lch) involves abnormal cells developing from bone marrow which can migrate to different parts of the body. ...Read more

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age. ...Read more

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In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

Inflammation: Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries — the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. It is the result of your immune system wrongly targeting your own tissue and that's why it's called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is giant cell myocarditis curable?

Can you tell me is giant cell myocarditis curable?

Not really: Very rare condition that requires highly specialized doctors and hospital to treat. Usually is treated with meds to suppress immune system and if fails then heart transplantation is required. Diagnosis is made by a biopsy of the heart. Symptoms are shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling, palpitations, fainting spells. Best advice: highly specialized hospital for heart diseases ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of giant cell arteritis?

Headaches/vision los: Headaches, partial or complete loss of vision, shoulder and hip muscle aches are the most common. ...Read more

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What is sickle cell disease?

What is sickle cell disease?

Abnormal blood cells: Sickle cell disease occurs when there is an abnormal type of hemoglobin in blood cells. Thought to be a survivor advantage against malaria, when these cells have too little oxygen they collapse and get stuck in small vessels. This cuts off the blood supply to organs and causes severe pain. Sickle cell traits is when only half the genes code for the abnormal hemoglobin, usually not symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is sickle cell disease?

Red blood disorder: Autosomal recessive disorder when rbc's become rigid and cannot carry oxygen. The hemoglobin is abnormal. Also know as hbss vs hbas or trait. With low oxygen tension the beta chain of the hemoglobin molecule cannot carry oxygen properly and takes a different form-becomes sickle shaped, inelastic. They cannot pass through capillaries and lead to occlusion and ischemia. Rx transfusions, fluids. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia contagious?

Is sickle cell anemia contagious?

No: Sickle cell anemia is not an infection - thus it is not contagious. It is a genetic disease and so, it is hereditary. ...Read more

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What type of leukemia involves immature white blood cells: lymphocytic or myeloid?

What type of leukemia involves immature white blood cells: lymphocytic or myeloid?

Leukemias: Acute leukemias are those with large numbers of immature cells that grow quickly. They can be either myeloid or lymphoid in lineage. Chronic leukemias have more mature cells, a longer course, but can also be myeloid or lymphoid. A hematologist/oncologist is generally the treating physician, and a hematopathologist is the one who give the specific syping. ...Read more

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What mean of pap smear test?Superficial, intermediate squamous cell ,metaplastic and endocervical cell seen..Many cell with kilocytic atypia seen.

What mean of pap smear test?Superficial, intermediate squamous cell ,metaplastic and endocervical cell seen..Many cell with kilocytic atypia seen.

Abnormal: Your gynecologist will go over your results and recommend the plan of care. Make sure you keep your follow up appointment and wire specific questions that you might have. ...Read more