Cold, Flu & Infections

Dengue Virus Infection

Dengue Virus Infection – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Dengue Virus Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Dengue virus infection occurs when people are bitten by a mosquito carrying any one of four closely related viruses. In most cases, the disease causes a flu-like illness that passes on its own within a couple of weeks. However, more severe types of dengue …

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Cholera

Cholera

Also called: Cholera Infection, Cholera Disease, Vibrio Cholerae Infection Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Cholera is an illness caused by infection with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Most people contract cholera from ingesting water contaminated with feces. The disease itself is usually highly treatable. However, left untreated it quickly can become fatal. In addition …

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genital candidiasis

genital candidiasis -Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Yeast Infection (Genital) Reviewed By:David Slotnick, M.D. Summary Genital candidiasis (also called a yeast infection) is an inflammation of the vagina, prepuce (foreskin) or glans penis (the rounded head of the penis). It is caused by an overabundance of Candida, a microscopic fungus that normally inhabits the human body. There are four types …

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis – Signs and symptoms and more

Also called: Trichomonas Infection Reviewed By:Joanne Poje Tomasulo, M.D., ACOGVikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a tiny parasite. Also known as “trich” or “trick,” it infects both sexes but is more common in women. It is the most common nonviral STD. Women can develop trichomoniasis after …

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Syphilis

Syphilis – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Treponema Pallidum Infection Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Syphilis is a bacterial infection, usually considered a sexually transmitted disease. Transmitted through personal contact, it usually first appears in the genitals or on other parts of the body that have had contact with an infected person. Syphilis can be successfully treated with …

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