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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Takayasu arteritis 02/02/2012
Pulseless disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause of Takayasu arteritis is unknown. The disease occurs mainly in children and women younger than 30, especially those who are of Asian or African descent. It appears to be an autoimmune condition, where immune cells are wrongly targeted against the body's own tissues, and it may involve other systems.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tapeworm - beef or pork 08/24/2011
Teniasis; Pork tapeworm; Beef tapeworm; Tapeworm; Taenia saginata; Taenia solium; Taeniasis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Tapeworm infection is caused by eating the raw or undercooked meat of infected animals. Cattle usually carry Taenia saginata ( T. saginata ). Pigs carry Taenia solium (T. solium) . In the human intestine, the young form of the tapeworm from the infected meat (larva) develops into the adult tapeworm.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tardive dyskinesia 05/21/2012
Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements, especially of the lower face. Tardive means "delayed" and dyskinesia means "abnormal movement." Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Tardive dyskinesia is a serious side effect that occurs when you take medications called neuroleptics. Most often, it occurs when you take the medication for many months or years, but in some cases it can occur after you take them for as little as 6 weeks. The drugs that most commonly cause this disorder are older antipsychotic drugs, including: Chlorpromazine Fluphenazine Haloperidol Trifluoperazine Other drugs, similar to these antipsychotic drugs, that can cause tardive dyskinesia include: Flunarizine (Sibelium) Metoclopramide Prochlorperazine Newer antipsychotic drugs seem less likely to cause tardive dyskinesia, but they are not entirely without risk.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tay-Sachs disease 11/02/2012
Tay-Sachs disease is a life-threatening disease of the nervous system passed down through families. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Tay-Sachs disease occurs when the body lacks hexosaminidase A, a protein that helps break down a chemical found in nerve tissue called gangliosides. Without this protein, gangliosides, particularly ganglioside GM2, build up in cells, especially nerve cells in the brain. Tay-Sachs disease is caused by a defective gene on chromosome 15.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Temporal arteritis 02/06/2013
Arteritis - temporal; Cranial arteritis; Giant cell arteritis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Temporal, giant cell, and cranial arteritis occur when one or more arteries become inflammed, swollen, and tender. Temporal arteritis commonly occurs in the the arteries around the temples (temporal arteries).
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tendinitis 08/14/2012
Calcific tendinitis; Bicipital tendinitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Tendinitis can occur as a result of injury, overuse, or with aging as the tendon loses elasticity. It can also be seen in persons with body-wide (systemic) diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tennis elbow 08/11/2012
Epitrochlear bursitis; Lateral epicondylitis; Epicondylitis - lateral Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The part of the muscle that attaches to a bone is called a tendon. Some of the muscles in your forearm attach to the bone on the outside of your elbow. When you use these muscles over and over again, small tears develop in the tendon.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tenosynovitis 08/11/2012
Inflammation of the tendon sheath Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The synovium is a lining of the protective sheath that covers tendons. Tenosynovitis is inflammation of this sheath. The cause of the inflammation may be unknown, or it may result from: Diseases that cause inflammation Infection Injury Overuse Strain The wrists, hands, and feet are commonly affected.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Tension headache 11/02/2012
Muscle contraction headache; Headache - benign; Headache - tension; Chronic headaches - tension; Rebound headaches - tension Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headaches .
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Testicular cancer 06/05/2012
Cancer - testes; Germ cell tumor; Seminoma testicular cancer; Nonseminoma testicular cancer Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. There is no link between vasectomy and testicular cancer. Factors that may increase a man's risk for testicular cancer include: Abnormal testicle development History of testicular cancer History of undescended testicle Klinefelter syndrome Other possible causes include exposure to certain chemicals and HIV infection.
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