Morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity is a condition characterized by body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m2, and involves serious health consequences. Morbid obesity is associated with a number of comorbidities that enhance the risk of mortality. Weight problems with symptoms of associated complications are the…
Psoriatic arthritis (arthritis psoriatica, arthropathic psoriasis) is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The pathogenesis of psoriatic arthritis is unknown. The intervals of attack of the disease alternate with periods of remission. The signs and symptoms include the following. Joint inflammation Based…
Ankylosing spondylitis (rheumatoid spondylitis, Marie-Strümpell disease, von Bechterew disease) is a chronic, inflammatory disorder primarily involving the sacroiliac joints, the axial skeleton, peripheral joints and entheses. The etiology of Ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, though genetic factors seem to be involved…
Yersinia enterocolitica infection is a disease which could be seen all over the world. Pigs are described as the main reservoirs of the responsible microorganism, and the consumption of raw, undercooked pork is the primary mode of infection. Gastroenteritis is the main way of presentation with reported…
Osteoarthritis, also known as osteoarthrosis, degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a degenerative disorder arising from the biochemical breakdown of articular cartilage in the synovial joints. It commonly affects the hands, hips and knees.
In the United States, 36% of the population are clinically obese as of 2010. Obesity remains to be a looming major health crisis internationally where its prevalence rate is increasing rapidly especially in the first world countries worldwide. Obesity is technically defined as having a BMI of more than 30. BMI is an index…
Psoriasis is a chronic, multifactorial, inflammatory disease, characterized by circumscribed, scaling, erythematous macules, papules and plaques. They frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area. Exacerbations and remissions are typical and often related to systemic or environmental…
Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder belonging to the group of juvenile-onset spondyloarthritides. It occurs prior to the age of 16 years and primarily leads to enthesopathy, spinal abnormalities, and peripheral joint inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory…