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Whipple's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Whipple's disease is a rare infectious disease that typically infects the bowel. It causes malabsorption primarily but may affect any part of the body including the heart, lungs, brain, joints, and eyes. It interferes with the body's ability to absorb certain nutrients. Whipple's disease causes weight loss, incomplete breakdown of carbohydr ... Read on »
CNS Whipple disease by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm Somebody asked me the other day about CNS Whipple disease. I said that I thought it was an instestinal infection and didn't think it had a CNS manifestation. I thought wrong. Caused by Tropheryma whippelii, a gram positive intracellular actinomycete, Whipple disease of the CNS can cause various symptoms, including ophthalmoplegia. Read on »
CNS Whipple's disease factsheet by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 2:10pm The topic of CNS Whipple’s disease came up in a recent email exchange, so I thought I’d share with you a fact sheet on the disease: <?xml:namespace prefix = o /> DESCRIPTION: First described by George Whipple in 1907, Whipple disease is a multisystem disorder that usually includes the intestinal tract. The causative organism is a Gram-po ... Read on »
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND LYME DISEASE AWARENESS by Joanne60 Posted Thu 13 May 2010 5:28am 1 Comment As May is awareness month for Lyme Disease I want to highlight the problems patients have by being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when in fact they have Lyme Disease. If patients with Neurological symptoms are actually tested for Lyme Disease their doctors are led to believe that a negative result means you can't have Lyme Disease. This is ... Read on »
Types and Signs of Arthritis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm There are over 100 types of Arthritis Achilles tendinitis Achondroplasia Acromegalic arthropathy Adhesive capsulitis Adult onset Still's disease Ankylosing spondylitis Anserine bursitis Arthritis of Ulcerative colitis Avascular necrosis Behcet's syndrome Bicipital tendonitis Blount's di ... Read on »
Medical Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Below is a compiled list of medical terms relate to diseases of the pancreas, procedures, and other essential definitions. A Adenocarcinoma A cancer that develops in the lining or inner surface of an organ. More than 95 percent of prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma. Adjuvant Therapy Treatment that is giv ... Read on »
INFECTION- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, MOTOR NEURONS, PARKINSONS? by Joanne60 Posted Sat 31 Jul 2010 1:24pm Rare infections mimicking MS Vesna V. Brinar , Mario Habek Received 28 March 2010; accepted 6 April 2010. Abstract The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), despite well defined clinical criteria is not always simple. On many occasions it is difficult to differentiate MS from various non-MS idiopathic demyelinating disorders, specific a ... Read on »
A Fun Internet Poll for ID Nerds by Paul Sax Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 8:04am Over on Medscape, one of my ID heroes, John Bartlett, has a new series called, “The Medscape Awards in Infectious Diseases” and it looks like a winner. Here’s how it works: The Medscape Awards in Infectious Diseases is a new series that will honor the greatest achievements in the field of infectious diseases during 1980-2012. John G. ... Read on »
Caregiver Involvement in Post-Stroke Care by BrainFit .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID MARKS, MD: Hi, and welcome to our webcast. I'm Dr. David Marks. Today we're talking about the treatment of diarrhea. There are almost as many treatments as there are causes of diarrhea, and it can all be a little confusing. Joining us to help sort through all these options are two experts. First is Dr. Lucy Harris, a gastroenterologist at C ... Read on »
What is Arthritis? by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm Arthritis is the most common type of joint disorder. The cartilage that cushions the bones at the joint wears away and leads to pain and stiffness. Although factors are known to lead to Osteoarthritis, such as aging, metabolic, genetic, chemical and mechanical factors, there is no known cause. Osteoarthritis is extremely common in people over t ... Read on »