infection

Rheumatic Fever

Definition Rheumatic fever is a type of inflammatory disease occurring following sore throat or scarlet fever due to infection by group A streptococcus. It is most common in children in the age group of 5-15 [Read More ...]

Influenza

Definition Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection caused by the influenza virus. It is also commonly referred to as the seasonal flu because it is more likely to occur during certain [Read More ...]

Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)

Definition Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, typically affecting the skin, nerves especially peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of the upper respiratory [Read More ...]

Gastroenteritis

Definition Gastroenteritis is a medical condition affecting the stomach and small bowel presenting mainly with loose motion. It occurs mainly due to bacterial, viral or parasitic infections. The spread of [Read More ...]

Gonorrhea

Definition Gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, is caused by infection with the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Males and females are both affected by the disease. While symptoms in men are [Read More ...]
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