Insect bites may be inflicted by mosquitos, fleas, bugs, lice and a plethora of other species pertaining to distinct families of the order insects. While they are of little medical interest in the vast majority of cases, immunocompromised or allergic patients may suffer from severe reactions to an insect bite.
A lethal version of this condition is known as Cowchock Wapner Kurtz syndrome that, in addition to cystic hygroma, includes cleft palate and lymphedema, a condition of localized … edema and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
Milroy's disease (MD) is a familial disease characterized by lymphedema, commonly in the legs, caused by congenital abnormalities in the lymphatic system. Disruption of the normal drainage of lymph leads to fluid accumulation and hypertrophy of soft tissues. It is also known as Milroy disease, Nonne-Milroy-Meige syndrome…
Contusion is defined as an injury of a body part where the skin remains intact.
Dark red to purple to black skin discoloration is the presentation. Many factors modify the clinical presentation of contusions. These include the type of tissue affected, severity of trauma, age, sex, skin color and systemic diseases…
The sting of the scorpion causes discomfort (moderate to severe), which reduces over a period of time. Discomfort is often described as a painful or burning sensation at the site of the sting. Severe reactions of the sting such as difficulty in swallowing, blurred vision, seizures, uncontrolled eye-movements, thick…
Dermoid cysts, also known as benign mature cystic teratomas, most commonly develop in the ovaries, while a very small percentage was reported in the head and neck area. It belongs to the group of germ cell tumors and clinical course is commonly asymptomatic. There are numerous complications, such as torsion,…
Varicose veins are markedly dilated and tortuous veins, which are usually found on the leg.
In the legs, varicosities are common along the inner side of the leg, near the ankles and posterior calf region. The dilated veins appear blue, distended or elongated, looped or curled. Those suffering from varicose veins can…
A popliteal cyst is a sac filled with synovial fluid that develops in the posterior knee. In adults, this is likely associated with knee trauma or underlying disease.
The clinical presentation is typically mild. For example, aches and tenderness may occur with physical activity and certain positions such as knee extension.…