Month: May 2016

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is a viral infection that is transmitted by 2 types of mosquitoes – Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus species. Mild dengue fever causes rash, high fever and muscle or joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever is called dengue hemorrhagic fever which results to severe bleeding, sudden drop in the blood …

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the follicles of hair which causes itchiness, blistering, oozing rash and pain in one or more of the infected follicles. Folliculitis can be due to a variety of pathogens that can become severe. A pathogen is anything that can cause a disease such as a bacterium which is a …

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