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…
A urinary tract infection is an infection of one or more structures of the urinary tract. Polyuria and dysuria are common symptoms.
Population at increased risk People who have obstructed urinary tract conditions such as kidney-stone or with a history of having incomplete bladder emptying (spinal cord injury,…
If you're experiencing abnormal breathing sounds, hoarseness in your voice or your throat is so sore you can't swallow, you might have epiglottitis. Related: Thyroid Cancer: 3 Symptoms to Watch For Acute Epiglottitis: What is It? Acute epiglottitis is inflammation of the epiglottitis, which is the tissue that covers…
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) type 3 stems from mutations in Hageman factor XII, unlike types 1 and 2, in which either deficiency or impaired function of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) is the principal cause of angioedema, profound abdominal pain, and erythema marginatum.
The recurrent, unpredictable, and abrupt onset…
Hereditary angioedema type II is a genetic disorder in which synthesis of dysfunctional C1-esterase inhibitor results in angioedema, abdominal pain, and erythema marginatum.
The clinical presentation is identical to HAE type 1. Angioedema, defined as sudden onset of edema involving the subcutaneous tissues of the…
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is an abnormal adduction (movement towards the middle of the body) of vocal cords which causes airflow obstruction during the respiratory cycle.
The classic symptoms of VCD include wheezing, coughing, dyspnea, stridor, tightness of throat, a choking sensation, dysphonia, and cyanosis.…
Vocal cord paralysis is the loss of function and movement of the vocal cord as a sequel to dysfunction of the vagus nerve or its distal branch, the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Vocal cord paralysis is a subset of vocal cord or fold immobility which is a broad term for all causes of vocal cord dysfunction.