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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Bacterial gastroenteritis 01/10/2011
Infectious diarrhea - bacterial gastroenteritis; Acute gastroenteritis; Gastroenteritis - bacterial Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Bacterial gastroenteritis can affect one person or a group of people who all ate the same food. It more commonly occurs after eating at picnics, school cafeterias, large social functions, or restaurants.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Baker’s cyst 06/29/2012
Popliteal cyst; Bulge-knee Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A Baker's cyst is caused by swelling in the knee. The swelling is due to an increase in synovial fluid - the fluid that lubricates the knee joint. When pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee. Baker's cyst commonly occurs with: A tear in the meniscal cartilage of the knee Knee arthritis (in older adults) Rheumatoid arthritis Other knee problems Symptoms: A large cyst may cause some discomfort or stiffness, but there are often no symptoms.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Balanitis 09/24/2012
Balanoposthitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Balanitis is usually caused by poor hygiene in uncircumcised men. Other possible causes include: Diseases such as reactive arthritis and lichen sclerosis et atrophicus Infection Harsh soaps Not rinsing soap off properly while bathing Uncontrolled diabetes Symptoms: Redness of foreskin or penis Other rashes on the head of the penis Foul-smelling discharge Painful penis and foreskin Signs and tests: Your health care provider may be able to diagnose your balanitis by examination alone.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Barbiturate intoxication and overdose 02/02/2012
Barbiturates are a type of depressant drug that cause relaxation and sleepiness. A barbituate overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is life threatening. At relatively low doses, barituates may cause you to seem like you are drunk, or intoxicated.   This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Barrett’s esophagus 08/11/2011
Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is damaged by stomach acid and changed to a lining similar to that of the stomach. See also: Gastroesophageal reflux - discharge Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Causes, incidence, and risk factors: When you eat, food passes from your throat to your stomach through the esophagus (also called the food pipe or swallowing tube).
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Bartholin’s cyst or abscess 05/31/2012
Abscess - Bartholin's; Infected Bartholin's gland Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A Bartholin's abscess forms when a small opening (duct) from the gland gets blocked. Fluid in the gland builds up and may become infected. Fluid may build up over many years before an abscess occurs.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Bartter syndrome 12/19/2011
Potassium wasting; Salt-wasting nephropathy Causes, incidence, and risk factors: There are five gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is present from before birth (congenital). The condition is caused by a defect in the kidney's ability to reabsorb sodium. Persons with Bartter syndrome lose too much sodium through the urine.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Basal cell carcinoma 07/26/2011
Basal cell skin cancer; Rodent ulcer; Skin cancer - basal cell; Cancer - skin - basal cell; Nonmelanoma skin cancer; Basal cell NMSC Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Basal cell carcinoma, or basal cell skin cancer, is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Basal cell nevus syndrome 07/11/2012
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome; Gorlin syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare genetic condition. The gene linked to the syndrome is known as PTCH ("patched").
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Basal ganglia dysfunction 08/28/2012
Extra-pyramidal syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Conditions that cause injury to the brain can damage the basal ganglia. Such conditions include: Carbon monoxide poisoning Copper poisoning Drug overdose Head injury Infection Liver disease Metabolic problems Multiple sclerosis Side effects of certain medications Stroke Tumors Many brain disorders are associated with basal ganglia dysfunction.
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