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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia E. coli enteritis 01/22/2013
Traveler's diarrhea - E. coli; Food poisoning - E. coli; E. coli diarrhea; Hamburger disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals without causing any problems most of the time. However, certain types (or strains) of E.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ear barotrauma 08/30/2012
Barotitis media; Barotrauma; Ear popping; Pressure-related ear pain; Eustachian tube dysfunction Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The air pressure in the middle ear is usually the same as the air pressure outside of the body. The eustachian tube is a connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose and upper throat.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ear infection - acute 05/16/2012
Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. While there are different types of ear infections, the most common is called otitis media, which means an inflammation and infection of the middle ear. The middle ear is located just behind the eardrum. An acute ear infection is a short and painful ear infection. For information on an ear infection that lasts a long time or comes and goes, see: Chronic ear infection .
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ear infection - chronic 05/16/2012
Middle ear infection - chronic; Otitis media - chronic; Chronic otitis media; Chronic ear infection Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The Eustachian tube runs from the middle of each ear to the back of the throat. This tube drains fluid normally made in the middle ear.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ear wax 09/04/2012
Ear impaction; Cerumen impaction; Ear blockage Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Ear wax protects the ear by: Trapping and preventing dust, bacteria, and other germs and small objects from entering and damaging the ear Protecting the delicate skin of the ear canal from getting irritated when water is in the canal In some people, the glands produce more wax than can be easily removed from the ear.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ebola hemorrhagic fever 08/24/2011
Ebola virus infection; Viral hemorrhagic fever Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola fever) is caused by a virus belonging to the family called Filoviridae. Scientists have identified five types of Ebola virus.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Ebstein's anomaly 02/07/2012
Ebstein's malformation Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The tricuspid valve is normally made of three parts, called leaflets or flaps. The leaflets open to allow blood to move from the right atrium (top chamber) to the right ventricle (bottom chamber) while the heart relaxes.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Echinococcus 08/01/2012
Hydatidosis; Hydatid disease, Hydatid cyst disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Echinococcus is common in: Africa Central Asia Southern South America The Mediterranean The Middle East In the United States, the disease is very rare. However, it has been reported in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia ECHO virus 10/06/2012
Nonpolio enterovirus infection; Echovirus infection Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Echovirus is one of several families of viruses that affect the gastrointestinal tract collectively called enteroviruses. These infections are common. In the US, they are most common in the summer and fall. You can catch the virus if you come into contact with stools contaminated by the virus, and possibly by breathing in air particles from an infected person.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Eclampsia 02/08/2013
Eclampsia is seizures (convulsions) in a pregnant woman. These seizures are not related to an existing brain condition. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Doctors do not know exactly what causes eclampsia. The following may play a role: Blood vessel problems Brain and nervous system (neurological) factors Diet Genes Eclampsia follows a condition called  preeclampsia . This is a serious complication of pregnancy that includes high blood pressure and excess and rapid weight gain.
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