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Erythema multiforme
by Kimberly Allen, RN Erythema multiforme is a fairly common skin disorder that generally affects children and adults between 20 to 40 years of age.  It is also more common in males than females.  It appears to affect people of all racial and ethnic groups regardless of socio economic... Read more
Epstein-Barr Virus

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is also known as human herpesvirus 4 (HH4) is a member of the herpes family. It is also one of the most common viruses found in humans infecting over 95% of the worlds adult population…

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Acute Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is another one of those upper respiratory conditions that is more prevalent in winter. Tonsillitis means inflammation of the tonsils, “itis” means inflammation so when you see “itis” at the end of a word you know that whatever the word it’s inflammed…

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis

Medical September 10, 2012

Encephalitis is the term used for inflammation of brain tissue. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection. Encephalitis is frequently referred to as …

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Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr virus

Medical July 11, 2012

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes virus family known as human herpes virus 4 (HHV-4). EBV is a highly contagious and a very common virus that affects most people at some time in their life. In fact most estimate that at least half of all 5 year olds have been infected with EBV and that as many as 95% of adults in the US have also been infected at some point in their life…

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Sexually transmitted diseases

Sexually transmitted disease ,or STD’s and formerly known as venerial disease (VD), are infections that are acquired through sexual contact. Some STD’s can also be transmitted from a mother to her infant during pregnancy and/or child birth…

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Shingles – the adult chicken pox

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a skin rash that is very painful. It is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus. Though it is a herpes virus, it is not related to the herpes virus that causes sexually transmitted or oral herpes. Once a person has had chicken pox the virus remains dormant in the nervous system …

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