All posts created by Janine Acero
08/08/2018 / By Janine Acero

Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a deadly brain disorder related to the rubeola infection, commonly known as measles. The disease

08/07/2018 / By Janine Acero

X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a genetic immunodeficiency disorder. It occurs when there is either a low level or an absence of immunoglobins

08/02/2018 / By Janine Acero

Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) is a form of mosquito-borne viral infection which causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

08/02/2018 / By Janine Acero

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) refers to a common eye condition marked by the deterioration of the central portion of the

07/27/2018 / By Janine Acero

Essential thrombocythemia, or simply thrombocythemia is a disorder marked by the excess production of platelets, causing abnormal blood clotting or bleeding. Thrombocythemia

07/20/2018 / By Janine Acero

Visceral larva migrans (VLM), also known as systemic toxocariasis, is an infection in humans caused by parasitic roundworms — Toxocara canis

07/11/2018 / By Janine Acero

Tinea barbae, commonly known as ringworm, is a skin condition that’s not at all caused by a parasitic worm. It

07/10/2018 / By Janine Acero

Trichuriasis is an infection of the large intestine. It is caused by a parasite called Trichuris trichiura, commonly known as “whipworm”

06/27/2018 / By Janine Acero

The ductus arteriosus is a fetal blood vessel connecting the pulmonary artery to the descending aorta. In patent ductus arteriosus

06/27/2018 / By Janine Acero

Pemphigus refers to a group of chronic, relapsing autoimmune diseases that cause blisters and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.