Morphology of bacteria

Bacterial cells are between 0.3 and 5lm in size. They have three basic forms: cocci, straight…

Epidemiology

Epidemiological Terminologies Epidemiology investigates the distribution of diseases, their physiological variables and social consequences in human…

MISCARRIAGE

A natural loss of the products of pregnancy. Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy…

Pathogen Terminologies

Infectiological Terminology I (Pathogen) Term and Explanation Saprophytes These microorganisms are nonpathogenic; their natural habitat is…

LASPOTECH 101.9 FM gets license to operate radio station

LASPOTECH 101.9 FM gets license to operate radio station Igbagboyemi Oladele The Lagos state polytechnic has…

INFERTILITY

Counselling. Lifestyle modification, e.g. weight optimisation, smoking cessation and regular sexual intercourse. Investigation of semen analysis…

HIRSUTISM AND VIRILISATION

Hirsutism refers to terminal hair growth in amounts that are socially undesirable, typically following a male…

AMENORRHOEA

Primary amenorrhoea: no menstruation by 14 years of age in the absence of secondary sexual characteristics;…

ENDOMETRIOSIS

The presence and proliferation of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity, usually within the pelvis. It…

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)

DESCRIPTION PID includes salpingitis with or without oöphoritis and, as precise clinical localisation is often difficult,…

UTERINE BLEEDING, ABNORMAL

INTRODUCTION Surgical procedures as dictated by the diagnosis. Perform a transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial sampling in…

DYSMENORRHOEA

Lower abdominal pain that starts with the onset of menstruation, and subsides after menses have ended.…

VIRAL WARTS, ANOGENITAL WARTS

WARTS abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus Superficial muco-cutaneous infection caused by…

CLOSTRIDIA DIFFICILE

Clostridium difficile (PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS COLITIS) Clostridium difficile causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and more serious intestinal conditions such…

CLOSTRIDIA BOTULISM

Clostridium botulinum (BOTULISM) It is a serious paralytic illness caused by Clostridium botulinum. The toxin (only…

CLOSTRIDIA PERFRINGENS

Clostridium perfringens (GAS GANGRENE) Clostridium perfringens, a gram positive rod, causes wound colonization (gas gangrene) after…

CLOSTRIDIA TETANUS

Clostridum tetani (TETANUS) Clostridium tetani, a Gram-positive rod that forms a terminal spore, is commonly found…

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

The skin may be infected by yeasts or fungi and the clinical presentation varies with organism,…

PAPULAR URTICARIA

Lesions due to insect bite often grouped or in a linear arrangement, show a central bite…

URTICARIA

A transient itchy inflammatory skin and mucosal condition recognised by a wheal and flare reaction. There…

PSORIASIS

This is an inflammatory condition of the skin and joints of unknown aetiology. Scaly red, itchy…

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