Monthly Archives: September 2011

Valvular Heart Disease

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WHAT IS IT? Complication of some diseases, which distorts or destroys the heart valves. Parties Concerned It can affect the heart’s four valves, but is much more common in the left chamber (mitral and aortic) than the right (tricuspid and pulmonary).

Vitiligo

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WHAT IS IT? Is a disorder caused by loss of melanocytes, ie, cells that produce melanin, the pigment that determines skin color, hair and eyes. This condition is usually progressive.

Wegener’s Granulomatosis (Wegener’s Disease)

WHAT IS IT? Inflammation and destruction of the vessels of the respiratory system and kidneys, accompanied by granulomas (accumulations of pus hard in soft tissue). Wegener’s Disease Appears about 40 years. It is twice as common in men than in women.

Xerophthalmia

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Xerophthalmia comes from the Greek, meaning “dry eyes”. Autoimmune disease associated with rheumatism, in which the lacrimal and salivary glands secreting affected, decreasing production. Ten times more common in women than in men. Xerophthalmia It occurs in 10 to 15% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. About half of those affected… Read more »