Influenza is acommon infectious disease caused by the Influenza virus.
Onset is sudden with fever, rhinorrhea, sore throat and headache. Severe myalgias coupled with respiratory tract symptoms are typical of influenza. Patients may also have red, watery eyes and cough. There can also be tachycardia and dyspnea…
Infectious mononucleosis is a common viral infection known to cause pharyngitis and fever. It is primarily an infection of teenagers and young adults caused by the Epstein Barr virus.
The majority of patients with infectious mononucleosis have mild symptoms. However a few will complain of the following features: Once…
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), otherwise referred to as acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute lymphoid leukemia, is a hematopoietic malignancy that involves the overproduction of cancerous white blood cells in the bone marrow.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of malignancy that most commonly affects children.…
Heerfordt syndrome, also referred to as uveoparotid fever, Heerfordt–Mylius syndrome, Heerfordt–Waldenström syndrome, and Waldenström's uveoparotitis, is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. The symptoms include inflammation of the eye (uveitis), swelling of the parotid gland, chronic fever, and in some cases, palsy…
Herpes zoster is a condition characterized by development of skin rash with blisters. It is a viral disease that promotes development of rash only on one side of the body.
Pain is the preliminary sign of herpes zoster. Few days later, skin rashes develop only on one side of the body affecting one or more skin…
Carcinoids are neuroendocrine tumors most commonly originating from the midgut. Primary tumors and possibly existing metastases produce a variety of hormones and hormone-like mediators that provoke systemic symptoms like flushing, diarrhea and cardiac insufficiency - the entirety of these symptoms is referred to…
Sarcoidosis (Besnier-Boeck disease, Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, predominantly in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes.
The presentation of the disease is highly dependent on the extent of…
Cancer is an abnormal growth resulting from uncontrolled division of cells. When this occurs in the lymphatic system, it is known as lymphatic cancer or lymphoma.
The symptoms of lymphomas are varied. Patients most commonly present with painless swelling in a lymph node group, usually in the neck, axilla or inguinal…