Surgical removal of the lung abscess with lobectomy is considered. Antibiotic treatments may be necessary from 3 to 12 months.
Melioidosis can remain latent (in hiding) for years and emerge when a person’s resistance is low.
The name Whitmore’s disease is after Major Alfred Whitmore (1876- 1946), an English surgeon in India.
- Pseudoobstruction, myopathic
Intestinal pseudoobstruction caused by damage to muscle cells in the walls of the bowel.
- Pseudoobstruction, intestinal
A group of chronic disorders that impair gastrointestinal motility, despite the absence of an actual obstruction. Symptoms include cramping and abdominal pain, malnutrition, nausea, and vomiting. Some forms of pseudoobstruction appear to be genetically inherited. Diagnosis is by observation of symptoms, measuring pressure in the GI tract, and microscopic examination of the bowels. There is […]
- Pseudoobstruction, neuropathic
Intestinal pseudoobstruction caused by damage to nerve cells in the walls of the bowel.
- Pseudoparalysis, spastic
Better known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). A dementing disease of the brain. CJD is believed to be due to a highly unconventional transmissible agent named a prion. It is not a bacteria, not a virus, in fact not like any other known type of infectious agent. Symptoms of CJD include forgetfulness, nervousness, jerky trembling hand […]
Synonymous with Roseola infantum, a viral disease of infants sudden onset of high fever which lasts several and young children with days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash. The causative agent is herpesvirus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease. Also as Exanthem subitum (sudden rash), […]