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Doctor insights on: What Is An Inflammatory Disease

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What is an infectious disease?

What is an infectious disease?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What is an immunological disease like?

What is an immunological disease like?

Broad question!: There are many immunologic diseases. Some are due to deficient immune activity and those come with lots of serious infections. Others are due to overactivity. Allergic diseases are like that, and so are diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Oddly, some diseases have both excessive and deficient responses going on in the same person. ...Read more

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What is an iatrogenic disease?

Iatrogenic disease: If due to a medical error the patient suffers an adverse event- this is described as an iatrogenic cause or disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is an autoimmune disease?

What exactly is an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

Usually an Infection: Pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. Left untreated, the infection can cause permanent damage. If treated early and correctly, then infertility is much less likely. ...Read more

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What is inflammatory bowel disease?

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

IBD defined: Earlier healthtap answers may help. Briefly ibd is a spectum of inflammatory diseases of GI tract. At one end of the spectrum is ulcerative colitis---a disease confined to the mucosal surface of colon. At the opposite end of the spectrum is crohn's disease--a transmural (full thickness) inflammation of any part of GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both are systemic & increase colon cancer risk. ...Read more

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What is palvic inflamatory disease?

What is palvic inflamatory disease?

PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) refers to acute infection of the upper genital tract structures in women, involving any or all of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Often times the neighboring pelvic organs are involved. Sexually transmitted agents like chlamydia trachomatis and n. Gonorrhea are often implicated, but vaginal flora can be involved as well. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an autoimmune disease?

What sort of problem is an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which your body makes antibodies against your own tissues. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hepatitis, anemia, hypothyroidism, and vasculitis. Management of these conditions generally requires the assistance of a specialist--rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is an autoimmune disease ?

What is an autoimmune disease ?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Yes: An eponym is a person, a place, or thing for whom or for which something is named. Sir James Paget first described Paget disease (PD) of the breast in 1874. He also described Pagets disease of bone. He served both as a well known surgeon as well as Pathologist in the mid 18 hundreds . His famous works included Lectures on Tumours (1851) and Lectures on Surgical Pathology (1853) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pelvic inflammatory disease?

What is the definition or description of: pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory : Pelvic inflammatory refers to inflammation and or infection of pelvic organs which consist of uterus , ovaries and fallopian tubes . It causes scarring as it heals. Common agents for infections are gonorrhea and chlamydia in youn sexually active women. Endometriosis also causes pelvic inflammation on a non infectious basis . Infections warrant treatment to prevent long term complications. ...Read more

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What is the cure for inflammatory bowel disease ?

What is the cure for inflammatory bowel disease ?

No easy answer: There are 2 types primarily, crohn's disease which cannot be cured and ulcerative colitis which can be cured with extensive surgery which may mean a permanent colostomy. Best to see a good GI as medication can help control the symptoms of both. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

What is underlying inflammatory arthropathy?

Check with your doc: You may need a battery of testing. Check with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is an autoimmune disease.?How could it be diagnosed.?

What is an autoimmune  disease.?How could it be diagnosed.?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues , cells and targeted organs. Diagnosis depends upon which tissue , cell or organ is affected . Diagnosis is made on clinical picture with immunological studies targeted to cell, tissue organ involved and at times biopsy of affected tissues and organ. ...Read more

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What determines whether a disease is considered an epidemic disease?

What determines whether a disease is considered an epidemic  disease?

Beyond the community: An outbreak is often referred to an infectious agent spreading within a community/small area, but when spread beyond this small community to other areas/cities/states is called and epidemic. When the spread is crossing beyond the country to other continent(s) is called a pandemic as what happened with the h1n1 swine flu in 2009. Have fun learning. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammatory bowel disease?

What is the definition or description of: inflammatory bowel disease?

Autoimmune disease: Inflammatory bowel disease is a catch all term for a spectrum of chronic inflammatory conditions of the entire GI tract that range from ulcerative colitis to indeterminate colitis to crohn's, s disease.. There is am autoimmune etiology to these diseases. ...Read more

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What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

Non-communicable: Non-communicable diseases are those that you cannot transmit to another person - in other words, not contagious. Cellulitis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Coronary artery disease. Emphysema. There are many, many, many non-communicable diseases. ...Read more