Acute pyelonephritis or kidney infection:
One of the most common renal diseases. Pyelonephritis most commonly
results from an ascending infection. The most common infecting organism
is Escherichia coli. Others are Proteus, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus
aureus, and Streptococcus faecalis. It primarily affects the interstitial
area and the renal pelvis and,...
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Psoriasis: This chronic disorder is marked by epidermal
proliferation and recurring remissions and exacerbation's. It's lesions,
which appear as red ( erythematous papules ),...
Prostatic Cancer: Is the
second most common cancer in men over age 50. Incidence is highest
among blacks and in men with blood type A, and lowest in Asians.
of the prostate gland. This disorder may be acute or chronic.
Acute prostatitis most often results from gram-negative bacteria and is
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease:
Characterized by multiple, bilateral, grape-like clusters of fluid filled
cysts that grossly enlarge the kidneys, compressing and eventually replacing...
Pneumonia: is an inflammation of the alveoli and may
be caused by a diplococcus known as the pneumococcus, although pneumonia
can also be caused by a streptococcus, a staphylococcus...
Pleurisy: An inflammation of the visceral and parietal
pleurae that line the inside of the thoracic cage and envelop the lungs,
pleurisy usually begins suddenly.
Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the pharynx, referred
to also as sore throat.
Pharyngitis can be acute or chronic inflammation. Commonly among
adults who live or work in dusty...
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent: open, unobstructed
Ductus : fetal blood vessel which joins the aorta and
Arteriosus: pertaining to artery
Patent Ductus Arteriosus: (...
This slowly progressive, degenerative neurologic disorder. This disorder
is one of the most common crippling disorder in the US. Deterioration
Pancreatitis: Inflamation fo the pancreas.
May results from edema, necrosis, or hemorrhage. In this disorder,
the enzymes normally excreted by the pancreas attack and...