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Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition caused by inflammation of the spinal cord resulting in axonal demyelination . It is often develops after viral infection or occur during autoimmune disease. The term transverse myelitis is derived from the latin word myelitis transverse. What causes the Transverse myelitis? The exact causes of transverse myelits still unknown but researchers believe that it

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of variable severity; most episodes of acute pancreatitis are self-limiting and associated with mild transitory symptoms that remit with in 3 to 5 days. What is the Etiology of acute pancreatitis? 1. Gall stone 2. Alcoholism 3. Drugs induces (Isoniazid, estrogen, thiazide, furosemide) 4. Hypertriglyceridemia 5. Hypercalcemia 6. Infections (mumps, orchitis, Coxsackie’s virus B,

Cogan syndrome

Cogan syndrome is rare autoimmune-mediated rheumatic disorder characterized by recurrent cornea inflammation, fever, weight loss and hearing loss. It can lead the patient to blindness or deafness if not treated properly. In 1945 D.G. Cogan first described this term. People of 20s, 30s and children are mostly affected by Cogan syndrome. What causes Cogan syndrome? The exact cause of cogan

Caplan’s syndrome

Caplan syndrome is a pulmonary fibrosis in a people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have been exposed to a mining dusts (coal, silica, asbestos). It is named after Dr. Tony Caplan. Caplan syndrome is also known as rheumatoid lung silicosis, silicoarthritis and rheumatoid pneumoconiosis. Inflammation leads to scarring of lung due to breathing of coal dust in persons with rheumatoid