Something that increases a person’s chances of developing a disease. For example, cigarette smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer, and obesity is a risk factor for heart disease.
- Risk of recurrence
The chance that a disease will strike again. In medical genetics, the chance that an inherited disease that is present in a family will recur in that family, affecting another person or persons.
- Ritter disease
This is the scalded skin syndrome, a potentially serious side effect of infection with the Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria that produces a specific protein which loosens the “cement” holding the various layers of the skin together. This allows blister formation and sloughing of the top layer of skin. It is necessary to treat scalded skin syndrome […]
- River blindness
Stromectol), taken in a single oral dose administered once a year, prevents the accumulation of microfilariae in persons at risk. Treatment is with antibiotics that can kill the adult worms in the body. Also known as onchocerciasis.
Right lower lobe, the lower-right lobe of the lung.
Right lower quadrant, the lower-right quarter of the abdomen.