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ASO increased, blood tests in rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever mainly affects the age group 5-15 years, and is due to beta hemolytic streptococcal infections, which is initially located in the pharynx, and due to a genetic susceptibility it strongly stimulates the immunity. This attacks our own body by antibodies against streptococcus (joints, heart, skin, small vessels) causing specific symptoms. ASO means anti-streptolysin […]


January 27, 2015, Diagnosis
Causes of Pelvic Pain in Women

A Pelvic pain in women can be caused by a problem in the pelvis or other parts of the body by irradiation. If there are events such as: dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, we think of a pelvic cause, but you always have to raise suspicion of other conditions such as acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, intestinal obstruction, urinary […]


September 17, 2013, Diagnosis Symptoms
Trigeminal nerve neuralgia – diagnosis, treatment

Diagnostic criteria for trigeminal nerve neuralgia: 1. Paroxysmal attacks (sudden onset and end) of pain, lasting from fractions of a second to 2 minutes, affecting one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. 2. The pain has at least one of the following characteristics: Intense, sharp, superficial or like a nudge; It is precipitated by […]


March 23, 2013, Diagnosis Treatments
Systemic lupus erythematosus diagnostic criteria

For the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus are needed four of these positive criteria, successively or simultaneously. Criteria 1. Malar rash, fixed flushing, flat or raised, on cheek area. The nasal-labial groove is respected. 2. Discoid lupus. Erythematous plates with scaly adherent keratoses with obstruction of follicles, sometimes cicatricial atrophy on old injuries. 3. Photosensitivity. Skin rash after exposure […]


March 26, 2012, Diagnosis
Spirometry – technique, normal values, interpretation

Spirometry is an evaluation techinique of the breathing capacity that measures the air quantity that a person can inspire or expirate. It is very useful in order to diagnose and follow the evolution of certain breathing affections such as: COPD chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease that can be emphysematic or bronchitical, bronchic astma, chronic asmatiform bronchitis. […]


November 28, 2011, Diagnosis