Causes

CAUSES OF WEIGHT LOSS

CAUSES OF WEIGHT LOSS

Though there are a number causes of weight loss but the following are the main ones which a physician tends to look for particularly in the history and physical examination. In clinical setting and medical exams alike, these cardinal signs should not be missed by a physician. Significant weight loss is a loss of 4.5 kg or > 5% body weight over 6 - 12 months according to the NCBI. Any person presenting with significant weight-loss should be investigated and worked up...

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RING ENHANCING LESIONS

RING ENHANCING LESIONS

Magical Doctor is the pneumonic that has been used to remember the causes responsible for ring enhancing lesions that can present on a radio contrast enhanced  CT (Computed Tomograph). A ring-enhancing lesion is an abnormal radiological sign on contrast enhanced MRIs or CT scans. An area of decreased density is surrounded by a thicker brighter border or rim demarcating or encircling that area. Metastases Cerebral Abscesses Glioblastoma The above three are the most common causes for ring enhancing lesions. These three should be...

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HEPATITIS B INFECTION

HEPATITIS B INFECTION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEPATITIS B INFECTION Anxiety and worry is genuine but you should not loose hope and have full information about the disease. Hepatitis b virus is one of the viruses that attacks liver cells and causes damage. The Hep B virus can result in acute or chronic infection which is more dangerous. SYMPTOMS OF HEPATITIS B INFECTION Usually the patient are symptom less but some people can develop symptoms within average of 90 days which usually involve...

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