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Encephalomalacia

Encephalomalacia is a brain disorder characterized by local or widespread softening of tissues in brain. Such softening usually occurs due to inflammation or hemorrhage and the softened area of brain does not function at all. Different areas of the brain may be adversely affected and tissue damage may occur in frontal, temporal, occipital, and parietal […]

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Different types of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that may be caused due to hereditary causes or due to certain environmental factors like trauma, stress, or abuse. As per the kind of symptoms elicited by the patients, schizophrenia is classified into the below discussed five sub-types. 1. Paranoid Schizophrenia Paranoid schizophrenia is the most common type of schizophrenia. […]

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Epithelial Cells in Urine

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Epithelial cells are certain types of cells that occur in the human body and are important to its health and well-being. The skin, different types of organs in the body, as well as varied openings in the body feature the presence of epithelial cells. The bounding or combination of different kinds of epithelial cells leads […]

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Indian Fire Rash

Indian fire rash is one of the most communicable skin infections, usually found among infants and children.  The rashes look like reddish sores on the face, especially near the nose and mouth. It is mainly caused because of bacterial attack on the body as they enter through skin scratches or insect bites. However they can […]

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Soybean Oil Allergy

Soybeans belong to the legume family that also consists of foods like kidney beans, peanuts, lentils etc. Soybean is consumed in its first form like kidney beans but most popularly in a processed form such as tofu, soy sauce, vegetable starch, cereals and peanut butter and most often in Asian cuisines followed by Western cuisine. […]

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Poikilocytosis

Poikilocytosis can be defined as the occurrence of poikilocytes in blood. Poikilocytes refer to irregularly shaped RBCs or red blood cells. The term  is derived from the Greek word ‘poikilos’ meaning ‘varied’. It may be noted that normal RBCs are flattened, circular discs which are fatter at the borders as compared to the middle portion. […]

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