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Tuberculosis Information and Treatment

In contrast to the tuberculosis of the lungs and other organs, tubercular infection of the skin is very uncommon. It is slow to develop and most of the cases have had infection in some other part of the body. The manifestations of cutaneous tuberculosis generally belong to three categories: a slowly progressive large area of […]

Allergic Reactions to Insect Bites

Insects like mosquitoes, ticks and others which bite the skin generally do not produce any reaction in the skin of the individual unless the individual has developed an allergy to the insect. Thus, most individuals who are bitten by mosquitoes experience only a mild temporary itching when bitten by mosquitoes. The itching usually disappears within […]

Premature Greying of Hair

Some people start greying even during childhood or early adulthood. The term ‘premature grey hair’ is used for persons who begin having grey hairs before the age of 25 or 30 years. We have seen premature greying starting at the age of three years even. Premature greying is often seen in families. If a parent […]

Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men in the United States. Cancer occurs when normal cells undergo a transformation that causes them to grow and multiply without the normal controls. Cancer of the lung, like all cancers, results from an abnormality in the body’s basic unit of life, […]

Anemia and its Causes

Anemia is a common blood disorder. Anemia  is a deficiency of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin—an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood—carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.  Anemia can be classified in a variety of ways, based on the morphology of RBCs, underlying etiologic mechanisms, […]