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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Macroamylasemia 02/19/2012
Macroamylasemia is the presence of an abnormal substance called macroamylase in the blood. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Macroamylase is a substance that consists of an enzyme , called amylase, attached to a protein. Because it is large, macroamylase is filtered very slowly from the blood by the kidneys. Most people with macroamylasemia do not have a serious disease that is causing it, but the condition has been associated with: Celiac disease Lymphoma HIV infection Monoclonal gammopathy Rheumatoid arthritis Ulcerative colitis Symptoms: Macroamylasemia does not cause symptoms.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom 04/30/2012
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia; Macroglobulinemia - primary; Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia is a result of a condition called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. The cause of the overproduction of the IgM antibody is unknown, but researchers believe it is made by lymphoma cells.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Macular degeneration - age-related 09/16/2011
Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that slowly destroys sharp, central vision. This makes it difficult to see fine details and read. The disease is most common in people over age 60, which is why it is often called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD, or AMD). Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that slowly destroys sharp, central vision. This makes it difficult to see fine details and read. The disease is most common in people over age 60, which is why it is often called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD, or AMD).
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Major depression 03/08/2013
Depression - major; Unipolar depression; Major depressive disorder Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Doctors do not know the exact causes of depression.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Major depression with psychotic features 02/13/2012
Psychotic depression; Delusional depression Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause is unknown. A family or personal history of depression or psychotic illness makes you more likely to develop this condition.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Malabsorption 08/10/2012
Malabsorption is difficulty absorbing nutrients from food. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Many diseases can cause malabsorption. Malabsorption is usually the inability to absorb certain sugars, fats, proteins, or vitamins from food. It can also involve a general malabsorption of food. Some of the causes of malabsorption include: AIDS and HIV Biliary atresia Celiac disease Certain medications (cholestyramine, tetracycline, some antacids, some medications used to treat obesity, colchicine, acarbose, phenytoin) Certain types of cancer (lymphoma, pancreatic cancer , gastrinomas) Certain types of surgery ( gastrectomy with gastrojejunostomy, surgical treatments for obesity , partial or complete removal of the ileum) Cholestasis Chronic liver disease Cow's milk protein intolerance Crohn's disease Damage from radiation treatments Parasite infection, including Giardia lamblia Soy milk protein intolerance Whipple's disease Vitamin B12 malabsorption may be due to: Pernicious anemia Bowel resection Tapeworm infection ( Diphyllobothrium latum ) Symptoms: Bloating, cramping, and gas Bulky stools Chronic diarrhea (may not occur with vitamin malabsorption) Failure to thrive Fatty stools (steatorrhea) Muscle wasting Weight loss Malabsorption can affect growth and development, or it can lead to specific illnesses.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Malaria 06/09/2011
Quartan malaria; Falciparum malaria; Biduoterian fever; Blackwater fever; Tertian malaria; Plasmodium Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Malaria is caused by a parasite that is passed from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. After infection, the parasites (called sporozoites) travel through the bloodstream to the liver, where they mature and release another form, the merozoites.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Male pattern baldness 05/15/2013
Alopecia in men; Baldness - male; Hair loss in men; Androgenetic alopecia Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Malignant hypertension 04/01/2011
Accelerated hypertension; Arteriolar nephrosclerosis; Nephrosclerosis - arteriolar; Hypertension - malignant; High blood pressure - malignant Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The disorder affects about 1% of people with high blood pressure, including both children and adults.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Malignant hyperthermia 04/01/2011
Hyperthermia - malignant; Hyperpyrexia - malignant Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Malignant hyperthermia is inherited.
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