Throat Cancer

Throat Cancer in English

Throat cancer is also known as pharyngeal carcinoma in medical terminology and affects the pharynx. This is a malignant tumour, but in most cases it can be removed by surgery. What is throat cancer? Throat cancer refers to malignant tumors that can affect all parts of the human throat. If the cancer affects the upper […]

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Lupus Vulgaris

Lupus Vulgaris in English

Lupus vulgaris is one of about ten known types of so-called skin tuberculosis, which, like pulmonary tuberculosis, is usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. As a rule, the infectious disease, which only rarely occurs in Central Europe, is a reinfection, because the skin normally represents an impenetrable barrier for the pathogen. Lupus vulgaris usually manifests itself […]

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Methemoglobinemia in English

Methaemoglobinemia is when there is an increased level of methemoglobin in the blood. Methemoglobin is a derivative of hemoglobin, which gives red blood cells their color and binds oxygen for transport around the body. Since methemoglobin cannot bind oxygen, there is a systemic undersupply of oxygen in methemoglobinemia, which becomes noticeable, among other things, through […]

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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability in English

Statistically, about three percent of the population is affected by intellectual disability. Different degrees of severity are differentiated from the so-called “borderline intelligence” to “severe intellectual disability”. This is an impairment of mental abilities. What is intellectual disability? The cause may be that the mother contracted viral or bacterial infections (e.g. rubella) during pregnancy or consumed drugs […]

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Kashin-Beck Disease

Kashin-Beck Disease in English

Kaschin-Beck disease, also known by the synonyms Cashing-Beck disease or Kaschin-Beck syndrome, affects approximately three million people worldwide. It is a non-contagious and non-inflammatory disease of the joints and bones. The name derives from its two discoverers, the physician Nikolai Ivanovich Kashin and the scientist Melinda A. Beck. What is Kashin-Beck disease? The diagnosis is made based on […]

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Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease in English

Legionellosis, also known as Legionnaires’ disease, is a severe variation of pneumonia. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by a bacterium that belongs to the Legionella subgenus. What is Legionnaires’ disease? The older and weaker the affected person is, the more serious the symptoms are. If no treatment is started, legionellosis is also classified as life-threatening. See AbbreviationFinder […]

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Labia Synechia

Labia Synechia in English

In the case of labia synechia, the labia minora stick together and can provide a breeding ground for bacteria over time, so that urinary tract infections and even hydonephrosis are favored. The most common cause of the phenomenon is trauma to the epithelial layer. The treatment is carried out by daily application of an ointment […]

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Kniest Dysplasia

Kniest Dysplasia in English

Kniest dysplasia is a congenital developmental disorder of the skeleton that goes back to a genetic mutation and is characterized by severe short stature. The prognosis depends on the severity of the individual case. Causal therapies are not yet available. What is Kniest dysplasia? Because of the thickening of the bones and the largely immobile […]

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Hypervitaminosis in English

Hypervitaminosis is vitamin poisoning. In most cases, the cause is misuse of dietary supplements. Even serious health disorders sometimes result from hypervitaminosis. What is hypervitaminosis? In most cases, the poisoning causes gastrointestinal problems, headaches and circulatory disorders. Those affected vomit frequently and also suffer from a loss of appetite, which in turn can cause deficiency […]

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