A mite-borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at the site of the chigger (mite larva) bite. This disease occurs in the area bounded by Japan, India, and Australia. Known also as Tsutsugamushi fever, mite-borne typhus, and tropical typhus.
- TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura)
A life-threatening disease involving embolism and thrombosis (plugging) of the small blood vessels in the brain. It is usually caused by inhibition of an enzyme called ADAMTS13 which normally serves to break up a blood protein called Von Willebrand Factor into smaller pieces. TTP is characterized by platelet microthrombi (tiny traveling clots composed of platelets, […]
The gene that encodes transthyretin, a plasma protein consisting of 127 amino acids that binds retinol and thyroxine. Many distinct forms of amyloidosis have been related to different point mutations in TTR.
- Tubal pregnancy
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can damage the tube’s functioning or leave it partly or completely blocked; Surgery on a Fallopian tube; Surgery in the neighborhood of the Fallopian tube which can leave adhesions (bands of tissue that bind together surfaces); A prior tubal pregnancy; A history of repeated induced abortions; A history of infertility […]
Please describe your experience with ectopic pregnancy. View 3 Comments • Submit » Causes of bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy Examples of causes of bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy are ectopic pregnancy, cervical polyps, or pelvic or urinary tract infection (UTI). Read more about bleeding during pregnancy and when to call […]
A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube-like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear.