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Hepatitis

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Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation (swelling) of the liver. It can be caused due to viral infection or when liver is exposed to harmful substances such as alcohol. Hepatitis may occur with limited or no symptoms, but often leads to jaundice, anorexia (poor appetite) and malaise. Hepatitis is of 2 types: acute and chronic. Acute hepatitis occurs when it lasts for less than six months. Chronic is if it persists for longer time. . Read more...

Hemangioma

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A hemangioma is a benign tumor of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels and is characterized by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It is generally seen during the first weeks of life and resolves by age 10. It is the most common tumor in infancy. Hemangiomas are connected to the circulatory system. The appearance depends on location. If they are on the surface of the skin, they are evocative of a ripe str. Read more...

Herpes Simplex Virus

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Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), are two members of the herpes virus family. Herpes virus, generally infect humans . It clears up without treatment within 7-10 days. The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) is usually responsible for cold sores. In rare cases, cold sores can also be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). This can be a result of having oral sex with someone who has genital herpes. The herpes simplex virus,. Read more...

Haemophilia

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Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot. Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the disorder, present in about 1 in 5,000–10,000 births. Haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency) occurs in around 1 in about 20,000–34,000 births. Haemophilia is more likely to occur in males than females. This is due to the fact that females have two X chromosomes while males have onl. Read more...