Archive for the ‘Infection’ Category
A chest infection is never something benign. Because it fits into one of the essential parts of our anatomy, namely the lungs and bronchi, it can, if not treated properly and promptly, caused significant damage or even fatal. Pneumonia, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, all of varying degrees of disease resulting from infection, acting at the level of your lungs. Read the rest of this entry »
Shigella, which is named after the Japanese scientist who discovered it in 1897, is a type of bacteria that can infect the digestive system. There are four different groups of Shigella can infect humans, some of them cause a mild disease, and other more serious.
Each year approximately 18,000 diagnosed cases of Shigella infections in the U.S., but there are many more cases go undiagnosed because they involve only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. This infection is most common during the summer months and rarely affects infants under 6 months but is common in children from 2 to 4 years, especially those who attend preschool. Read the rest of this entry »
The urinary tract infection or urinary tract infection is one of the most common conditions among women. It is estimated that the annual incidence is 5% among young women, this percentage increased with age up to 20%. The older, easier to catch and more times. However it is not something unique to the female, there are also cases of urinary infection in men, and even urinary tract infection in infants. In general it is fairly easy to diagnose and treat urinary tract infection, although there are situations where it may be more complicated or delicate treatment, as is the case of urinary infection during pregnancy or whether it also suffers diabeteso fungi are present. Read the rest of this entry »
Tonsils are organs located on the bottom and sides of the throat and play a defensive role against respiratory tract infections. They are easily in contact with bacteria and viruses and must therefore meet very frequently to inflammatory processes, called tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis, which can be acute or chronic, is usually caused by viral or bacterial infection (usually by bacteria called streptococci). Its very common in children. Read the rest of this entry »
The genital human papilloma virus (also known as HPV) is sexually transmitted infection (STI) more frequently. There are over 40 types of HPV that can infect the genital area of men and women. These types of HPV also can infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know it.
HPV is not the same as the herpes virus or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). All these viruses can be transmitted during sexual contact, but cause symptoms and other health problems.
What are the signs and symptoms of HPV infection and what can cause health problems?
Most people infected with HPV have no symptoms or health problems. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system naturally eliminates HPV infection over a period of two years.
But there are times when certain types of HPV cause genital warts in men and women. In rare cases, these viruses also cause warts in the throat, a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP.
Other types of HPV can cause cervical cancer. These types of HPV also can cause other serious but less common cancers, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck (tongue, tonsils and throat).
The types of HPV that cause genital warts are not the same as those that cause cancer. There is no way of knowing if a person with HPV develop cancer or other health problems.
Signs and symptoms of health problems related to HPV:
Genital warts usually appear in the genital area as small individual grains or groups. They can be small or large, flat or raised or in a cauliflower. Health care providers can diagnose the warts just by looking at the genital area during a medical consultation. Warts may appear weeks or months after sexual contact with an infected partner, even if this person has no signs of genital warts. If left untreated, genital warts may disappear, stay the same or increase in size and number. The warts do not turn into cancer.
Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms until it is at an advanced stage. For this reason, it is important that women be regularly screened for cervical cancer . These tests can identify early signs of the disease to be treated early, before they result in cancer.
Other cancers associated with HPV may not show signs or symptoms until they are advanced and difficult to treat. These include cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck. To know the signs and symptoms of these cancers.
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or PRR causes the growth of warts in the throat. Sometimes it can block the airways, causing hoarseness or difficulty breathing. Read the rest of this entry »