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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Salivary duct stones 08/08/2011
Sialolithiasis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Saliva (spit) is produced by the salivary glands in the mouth. The chemicals in saliva can crystallize into a stone that can block the salivary ducts. When saliva cannot exit a blocked duct, it backs up into the gland, causing pain and swelling of the gland.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Salivary gland infections 02/28/2011
Salivary gland infections are viral or bacterial infections of the saliva-producing glands. There are three pairs of major salivary glands. The two largest are the parotid glands, one in each cheek over the jaw in front of the ears. Inflammation of one or more of these glands is called parotitis, or parotiditis. Two submandibular glands are at the back of the mouth on both sides of the jaw. Two sublingual glands are under the floor of the mouth.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Salivary gland tumors 03/14/2012
Tumor - salivary duct Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The salivary glands are located around the mouth. They produce saliva, which moistens food to help with chewing and swallowing. Saliva contains enzymes that begin the digestion process, and help cleanse the mouth by washing away bacteria and food particles. By keeping the mouth moist, saliva helps to keep dentures, retainers, or other orthodontic appliances in place.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Salmonella enterocolitis 05/30/2012
Salmonellosis; Nontyphoidal salmonella  Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Salmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning . It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria. The salmonella germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in several ways.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Sanfilippo syndrome 05/16/2011
MPS III Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Sanfilippo syndrome occurs when the substances (enzymes) needed to break down the heparan sulfate sugar chain are missing or are defective.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Sarcoidosis 05/30/2013
Sarcoidosis is a disease in which inflammation occurs in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin, or other tissues. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. What is known is that when a person has the disease, tiny clumps of abnormal tissue (granulomas) form in certain organs of the body. Granulomas are clusters of immune cells. The disease can affect almost any organ of the body. It most commonly affects the lungs. Doctors think that with sarcoidosis, persons have genes that make it easy for them to develop the disease.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Scabies 11/20/2012
Sarcoptes scabiei Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Scabies is found  among people of all groups and ages around the world. Scabies spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person has scabies. Less often it can be spread by sharing clothes or bedding. Sometimes whole families are affected. Outbreaks of scabies are more common in nursing homes, nursing facilities, college dorms, and child care centers.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Scalded skin syndrome 12/06/2011
Ritter disease; Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS) Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Scalded skin syndrome is caused by infection with certain strains of Staphylococcus bacteria. The bacteria produce a poison that causes the skin damage. The damage creates blisters as if the skin were scalded. Scalded skin syndrome is found most commonly in infants and children under the age of 5.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Scarlet fever 05/15/2012
Scarlatina Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Scarlet fever was once a very serious childhood disease, but now is easily treatable. It is caused by the streptococcal bacteria, which produce a toxin that leads to the hallmark red rash of the illness. The main risk factor is infection with the bacteria that causes strep throat.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Scheie syndrome 05/15/2011
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I S; MPS I S Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Persons with Scheie syndrome are missing a substance called lysosomal alpha-L-iduronidase.
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