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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Paget’s disease of the bone 12/11/2011
Osteitis deformans Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause of Paget's disease is unknown, although it might have to do with genes or a viral infection early in life. The disease occurs worldwide, but is more common in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In people with Paget's disease, there is an abnormal breakdown of bone tissue, followed by abnormal bone formation.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Palatal myoclonus 11/09/2012
Palatal tremor Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Palatal myoclonus is usually due to damage (lesions) on brain nerve pathways. Conditions that may lead to palatal myoclonus include multiple sclerosis . Symptoms: Clicking in the ear Popping in the ear Signs and tests: Treatment: Support Groups: Expectations (prognosis): Complications: Calling your health care provider: Prevention: References: Jankovic J.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Pancreas divisum 02/18/2012
Pancreas divisum is a birth defect in which parts of the pancreas fail to join together. The pancreas is a long flat organ located between the stomach and spine that is involved in food digestion. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Pancreas divisum is the most common birth defect of the pancreas. In many cases this defect goes undetected and causes no problems. The cause of the defect is unknown. As a baby develops in the womb, two separate pieces of tissue join together to form the pancreas.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Pancreatic abscess 02/18/2012
A pancreatic abscess is a cavity of pus within the pancreas. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Pancreatic abscesses develop in patients with pancreatic pseudocysts that become infected. Symptoms: Abdominal mass Abdominal pain Chills Fever Inability to eat Nausea and vomiting Signs and tests: Patients with pancreatic abscesses usually have had pancreatitis. However, the complication often takes 7 or more days to develop.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Pancreatic carcinoma 08/24/2011
Pancreatic cancer; Cancer - pancreas Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The pancreas is a large organ located behind the stomach. It makes and releases enzymes into the intestines that help the body absorb foods, especially fats. Hormones called insulin and glucagon, which help your body control blood sugar levels, are made in special cells in the pancreas called islet cells. Tumors can also occur in these cells, but they are called islet cell tumors.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Pancreatic islet cell tumor 03/14/2012
Islet cell tumors; Islet of Langerhans tumor; Neuroendocrine tumors Causes, incidence, and risk factors: In the normal pancreas, cells called islet cells produce hormones that regulate a variety of bodily functions, such as blood sugar level and the production of stomach acid. Tumors that arise from islet cells of the pancreas can also produce a variety of hormones, though some do not.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Pancreatic pseudocyst 02/19/2012
A pancreatic pseudocyst is a fluid-filled sac in the abdomen, which may also contain tissue from the pancreas, pancreatic enzymes, and blood. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that produces chemicals (called enzymes) needed to digest food. It also produces the hormones, insulin and glucagon. Pancreatic pseudocysts most often develop after an episode of severe, acute pancreatitis . Acute pancreatitis is sudden swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Panic disorder 02/26/2013
Panic attacks Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause is unknown. Genes may play a role. Other family members may have the disorder. But panic disorder often occurs when there is no family history. Panic disorder is twice as common in women as it is in men. Symptoms often begin before age 25, but may occur in the mid-30s.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Panic disorder with agoraphobia 03/25/2012
Agoraphobia; Anxiety disorder- agoraphobia Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact causes of panic disorder and agoraphobia are unknown.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Parainfluenza 08/30/2012
Parainfluenza refers to a group of viruses that lead to upper and lower respiratory infections. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: There are four types of parainfluenza virus, all of which can cause upper respiratory infections or lower respiratory infections (pneumonia) in adults and children. The virus can cause croup , bronchiolitis , bronchitis and certain types of pneumonia. The exact number of cases of parainfluenza is unknown but suspected to be very high.
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