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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Cancer

What is Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma? Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the glands of the body. It is most commonly found in the salivary glands, but can also occur in other glands such as the lacrimal glands (tear ducts), the trachea (windpipe), and the respiratory tract. ACC is considered

Adrenal Gland Cancer

What is Adrenal Gland Tumor? Adrenal Gland Tumour An adrenal gland tumour is an abnormal tissue growth that forms on one or both of the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of each kidney. There are two main types of adrenal gland tumours: benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous).   Benign adrenal gland tumours: Benign

Ectoparasitic Infections

What are Ectoparasitic Infections? Ectoparasitic infections are contagious infections that are very common in humans and animals. These infections are caused by the infestation of tiny multicellular organisms (insects) like, lice, bugs, mites, fleas etc. These parasites live on the surface of the host’s body. Some examples of ectoparasites include lice, fleas, ticks, and mites.

Ectoparasitic Sexually Transmitted Infection

What is Ectoparasitic Sexually Transmitted Infection? Ectoparasitic Infection is a communicable/contagious infection, that can easily be transmitted through sexual and common skin contact. Ectoparasitic Infection is caused by an infestation of Pediculus Pubis (pubic lice) and human mites. Some common examples of ectoparasites include fleas, lice, ticks, and mites. There are many types of Ectoparasitic

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

What is Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)? Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by certain strains of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is primarily spread through sexual contact, but can also be contracted through skin-to-skin contact or by using contaminated objects. It is rare in women, but common in men, especially those who have sex

Trichomoniasis | an STI

What is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis | an STI Trichomoniasis is a contagious and sexually transmitted infection, which is caused by a parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis. It affects both men and women, but is more commonly diagnosed in women. Symptoms of trichomoniasis in women may include itching or burning in the genital area, painful urination, vaginal

Syphilis, its symptoms, causes, and treatment

What is Syphilis? Syphilis, its symptoms, causes, and treatment Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It can spread through sexual contact or from a mother to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth. Syphilis causes symptoms such as painless sores, rashes, and fever, and can lead to serious health problems

Chancroid | Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What is Chancroid? Chancroid | Symptoms | Causes | Treatment Chancroid is a contagious STI, that has declined globally (in developed and underdeveloped countries), but still in some areas of Caribbean States, and Africa you can see chancroid patients. It is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi, which causes open sores on

Zenker’s Diverticulum

What is Zenker’s Diverticulum? Zenker’s diverticulum is a condition in which a pouch (diverticulum) forms in the wall of the pharynx (throat) just above the upper oesophagal sphincter. It is a rare condition that occurs when the muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus (the sphincter) doesn’t work properly, allowing food and other materials to

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It is most commonly caused by bacteria, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea, which enter the body through the cervix and spread to other parts of the reproductive system. Symptoms of