Friday, November 16

Month: October 2018

PCR for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

PCR for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

Symptoms & Treatment
PCR for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis As we know, Tuberculosis is a highly infectious and contagious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It spread from one person to another through tiny droplets which are released by an infected person into the air via a cough, spit, talk or sneezes and even small numbers of bacteria are enough to cause tuberculosis when inhaled. Tuberculosis affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body.  Pulmonary tuberculosis  Tuberculosis Peritonitis  Tuberculosis Pericarditis  Renal tuberculosis  Tuberculosis meningitis  Ocular infections  Lymphadenitis  Genital tuberculosis  Skeletal tuberculosis General sign and symptoms of TB are chronic coughs, fever, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite and night swe
Causes of Dry Eyes and How to Investigate Them?

Causes of Dry Eyes and How to Investigate Them?

Symptoms & Treatment
Causes of Dry Eyes and How to Investigate Them? Most people suffer from the syndrome of dry itchy eyes at some time or another in their lives. However the dry eyes may in fact be a reflection of something more systemic such as vitamin deficiency. In may in fact be associated with dry skin, dry hair and brittle nails. Symptoms  Irritation of eyes Burning Grittiness Difficulty in focusing or reading for long times Excessive tearing Causes and pathophysiology of Dry eyes The function of the tear film of the eyes actually depends on three layers of fluid Mucus layer which also has anti-microbial property Slightly alkaline watery layer  Oily layer that prevents rapid evaporation of the tears In addition to these three layers blinking of the eyes is impor
What are the Medical Causes of Dry Skin and How to Diagnose

What are the Medical Causes of Dry Skin and How to Diagnose

Symptoms & Treatment
What are the Medical Causes of Dry Skin and How to Diagnose Dry skin is a condition affecting many people . It may be just mild or it may be severe, leading to scaling, itching, and cracking of the skin. Any part of the body is affected, however hands, arms, legs are feet are more commonly involved. Some people have genetically dry skin throughout the year, however, some other factors also play a part. These include - Using harsh soaps and hot water for bathing or more frequent bathing - The hands and feet become drier in winter months - As one ages the natural oils of the skin are decreased and the skin becomes drier - Underlying medical causes- these are the most important and should be investigated in case of persistent dryness of the skin Medical Causes that may be th...
Types of Skin Rashes You Need To Know About

Types of Skin Rashes You Need To Know About

Symptoms & Treatment
Types of Skin Rashes and Diagnosis A skin rash is an inflammation of the skin causing discoloration and distortion of the normal skin. These may be in the form of blisters, scaling, skin ulcers, bumps on the skin and change in colour of the skin The rashes are a sign of some underlying disease and maybe Infective or non-infective. Some of the non-infective skin rashes are Atopic dermatitis, which is also called eczema. This is more common in children and is associated with allergic reactions. The person may have associated hay fever and asthma Seborrheic dermatitis- This is a red scaly rash common amongst the adults and is normally in the scalp and the head area Contact dermatitis-This is a rash that occurs when the skin comes in contact with some chemicals that can cause irri...