TRIGGER FINGER

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Trigger finger or “stenosing tenosynovitis” is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and a sensation of locking and catching when you bend and straighten your finger. It can occur in any finger of the hand but the ring finger and thumb are mostly affected. If...
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RABIES, FIRST AID AND PREVENTION

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Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal (spread through saliva of infected animals). It is highly fatal viral disease of the CNS caused by Lyssa virus type 1. In  majority of rabies cases, domestic dogs are...
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URETERAL STENTS

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Ureteral stents are used for keeping a ureter open, which is already compromised by conditions like kidney stones or some surgical procedures. Sometimes ureteral stents are implanted as a  temporary measure to prevent damage to a blocked kidney, until a permanent procedure is performed to...
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HYPERURICEMIA AND GOUT

Excess of uric acid in the blood is called hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a nitrogenous waste, excrete through urine mainly in lower vertebrates i.e birds. As uric acid is present in small quantity in human urine, its increased amount in urine indicates some pathological conditions...
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BREAST CANCER

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Breast is  the common site of the cancer and other pathological conditions like inflammation and abscess formation in women. Breast cancer occurs when some breast cells start growing abnormally and divide more rapidly than healthy cells, results in formation of a lump or mass. BREAST...
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EXAMINATION OF A SWELLING

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Swelling is an abnormal enlargement of an area of the body. The possible cause of swelling is collection of body fluid in the tissues. It is actually body’s reaction to an injury. A swelling may contains blood, pus and acute inflammatory cells. While examining a...
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GAMEKEEPER’S THUMB

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Gamekeeper’s thumb (skier’s thumb) is an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the first metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. Mainly caused by repetitive stress on the thumb during routine activities. The term Skier’s thumb is mainly used in a condition when there is...
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