Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antiseizure medications can produce life-threatening reactions

Molecular tests and other screening tools can lessen the risk of potentially fatal reactions to antiseizure medications that millions of Americans take for epilepsy and other conditions, but skin rashes still require speedy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about malaria

Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. The malaria parasites enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. When ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Strep A: Cases of rare fatal infection hit record levels in Japan

There has been a sharp increase in the number of people in Japan suffering with the rare but dangerous bacterial condition, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). According to reports, cases of this potentially fatal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding measles and the current outbreak

Measles used to be a common childhood illness years ago. At the beginning of this century, measles had been declared eliminated from the country. But now, measles, one of the most contagious diseases to spread, is returning ...

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