Pericarditis risks
Pericarditis

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rheumatic fever is a possible and potentially serious complication of strep throat. It tends to occur in children between five and 15 years old. Rash is one possible sign of this condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lip cancers are growths of abnormal cells that develop on the lips. They are the most common type of oral cancers.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radiation. This type involves a machine that directs high-energy beams of radiation at ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Prostate cancer treatments and cures include a prostatectomy, a retropubic prostatectomy, brachytherapy and radiation therapy. Read more!
    Source:HLCMS
  • Neutropenia occurs when a type of white blood cell called neutrophils that protects your body from infections is low. It can cause symptoms like gum inflammation and mouth sores.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It's most often caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can become a serious health issue if the infection spreads to the kidney.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Behcet's disease is a rare disorder that causes blood vessels to become inflamed. Also known as Behcet's syndrome, this condition has several symptoms that may not otherwise seem related.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An autoimmune disease develops when the immune system, which defends the body against disease, attacks healthy body cells. Depending on the type, an autoimmune disease can affect one or many different types of body tissue. It can also cause abnorm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a rare condition that can be caused by any number of autoimmune diseases, viral, bacterial, or fungal infections, or parasites. When you have an infection or an allergic reaction, your immune ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Excessive sweating at night, constant fatigue, weight loss, bone pain, and easy bleeding or bruising are all signs of this disease.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to the elevation in body temperature for a specified time, for which a cause is not found after basic medical evaluation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A variety of tests can determine the type of influenza virus in less than 30 minutes, though they are not as accurate as tests that take longer to obtain results.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. It causes fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and cough.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The flu generally takes a disproportionate toll on certain high-risk groups through secondary infections or other complications. Those who are especially at risk include the elderly, the pregnant, and people with weakened immune system.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose the ability to sufficiently filter waste from the blood. Many factors can interfere with kidney health and function, such as toxic exposure to environmental pollutants and chemical food preservatives, ce...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are many symptoms of the autoimmune disease HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.
    Source:HLCMS
  • In the United States, more than one million people are currently living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over the past 30 years, much of the stigma and misconceptions around the disease have disappeared. Better information and education ha...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women (after skin cancer), and can affect a number of different parts of the breasts.
    Source:HLCMS
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