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…
Polyarteritis nodosa refers to the condition resulting from inflammation of small and medium-sized arteries. It may affect many organs and can be life threatening in some cases.
PAN has mulitsystem involvement and progresses within few weeks to months. It may affect a single organ or lead to visceral failure.…
Lionfish sting is notable for its severe clinical presentation in the form of erythema, paresthesias, profound localized edema, and abdominal cramping. Systemic symptoms are rare. Fishermen, as well as swimmers and divers, are at an increased risk for a lionfish sting, with Central America being the main location where…
Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) is a type of lymphoma, that is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. The 4 subtypes of Hodgkin lymphoma are: Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin disease, Mixed cellularity Hodgkin disease, Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin disease and Lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin disease.
Hereditary deficiency of antithrombin III is the most significant thrombophilia since it poses a serious thrombogenic risk in most affected individuals. This disorder arises from genetic mutations.
A primary manifestation of this disease is its tendency to cause thromboembolism. It poses a greater risk for VTE…
Brown recluse spiders (loxosceles reclusa) are part of the loxosceles species of spiders in the United States of which there are 13 different species, 11 native and two nonnative. The brown recluse spider is the most common spider linked to brown spider bites. These bites were originally reported in the US in the…
Osteosarcoma (osteogenic sarcoma) is an aggressive malignant neoplasm, composed of anaplastic cells of mesenchymal origin. It is the most common primary bone cancer.
Symptoms of osteosarcoma are dependent on the location of the tumor. However, some of the most common presentations include limitation of motion of…