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  • UTIs
    This part of the eMedTV site deals with urinary tract infections, which are commonly referred to as UTIs. Topics discussed in this article include possible symptoms and risk factors. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Wegener's
    This eMedTV article explains that Wegener's granulomatosis (a condition that mainly affects the upper respiratory tract) is a rare disease in which the blood vessels become inflamed. This page discusses this condition in detail.
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Wegener's granulomatosis is a condition that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. As this eMedTV article explains, it often occurs in the upper respiratory tract. This article describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.
  • Wegener's Medication
    As this eMedTV article explains, Wegener's granulomatosis is often treated with medications such as prednisone, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide. This part of the Web site offers an in-depth look at Wegener's medication.
  • What Causes Leprosy?
    This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at what causes leprosy (a bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae) and explains how it is transmitted, the damage it can cause, and factors that affect whether a person gets the disease.
  • What Causes SARS?
    Since SARS is a newly discovered illness, many people are unsure of what causes SARS. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition is caused by the SARS virus, which is spread through person-to-person contact by air or touching a contaminated object.
  • What Is Deferiprone Used For?
    Adults with a genetic blood disease called thalassemia may use deferiprone to help reduce iron levels. This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at when a doctor may prescribe this medication and explains how it works to eliminate iron through the urine.
  • What Is Giardiasis?
    As this eMedTV page explains, giardiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a one-celled parasite and is characterized by bouts of diarrhea. This page also discusses what causes this infection and explains who is most likely to get it.
  • What Is Rilonacept Used For?
    Rilonacept is approved for the treatment of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes. This eMedTV article describes what these rare autoinflammatory conditions are and how using rilonacept can help reduce inflammation and other symptoms.
  • What Is Scleroderma?
    What is scleroderma? As this eMedTV article explains, it is a symptom of various diseases and often results in the formation of scar tissue on the skin, blood vessels, and internal organs. Information on types, symptoms, and treatment is also provided.
  • What Is Tdap Used For?
    Tdap helps prevent pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria in both adults and adolescents. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the uses of Tdap in more detail, describes how the vaccine works, and provides age requirements for this vaccination.
  • What Is Tdap?
    Many people may wonder, "What is Tdap?" As this article from the eMedTV library explains, Tdap is a vaccine approved for use as a "booster" to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) in both adolescents and adults.
  • What Is Typhoid Fever?
    Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at what typhoid fever is -- including information on its causes, symptoms, and how it's spread.
  • What Is Typhoid?
    "Typhoid" is short for typhoid fever, a life-threatening illness. This eMedTV segment offers some basic information on what typhoid is, who can contract it, and what to expect. Also included is a link to more details.
  • Whooping Cough
    Characterized by severe coughing spells, whooping cough is a respiratory system illness caused by bacteria. This eMedTV article provides an overview of whooping cough, including information about its symptoms, complications, and treatment options.
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
    This part of the eMedTV site discusses whooping cough (pertussis), a type of respiratory infection. Symptoms and treatment are covered in this quick overview, and a link to more information is also provided.
  • Whooping Cough Complications
    In cases of whooping cough, complications may include pneumonia, difficulty breathing, and seizures. This eMedTV segment lists potential complications of whooping cough in adults and explains the severity of complications that may occur in infants.
  • Whooping Cough Diagnosis
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, making a whooping cough diagnosis often involves ruling out other conditions that may be causing the patient's symptoms, such as bronchitis. This article outlines the steps involved in diagnosing whooping cough.
  • Whooping Cough Disease
    A highly contagious disease, whooping cough is a type of bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this condition, with information on characteristic symptoms, how it is spread, and more.
  • Whooping Cough in Adults
    Cases of whooping cough in adults have increased dramatically in recent years. This eMedTV article looks at some of the differences between how whooping cough affects children and adults. Symptoms of the infection tend to be less severe in adults.
  • Whooping Cough in Infants
    Whooping cough in infants can be very serious; without proper treatment, the illness can even be fatal. This eMedTV Web page discusses the prevalence of whooping cough among infants and outlines the vaccination schedule to help prevent the illness.
  • Whooping Cough Statistics
    This eMedTV page offers some statistics on whooping cough; for example, a total of 25,827 cases of the illness were reported in 2004. This article also explains how the number of cases in the post-vaccine era compares to the number in the pre-vaccine era.
  • Whooping Cough Symptoms
    With whooping cough, symptoms range from those seen with a cold or flu to severe episodes of coughing. This eMedTV segment explores the three general stages of symptoms associated with whooping cough and defines the incubation period for the illness.
  • Whooping Cough Treatment
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the treatment of whooping cough usually involves antibiotics along with supportive care to relieve symptoms of the illness. This article takes a detailed look at aspects of treating this condition.
  • Whoping Cough
    Whooping cough is an infectious condition caused by a bacterial infection in the respiratory system. This eMedTV article explains how the infection is spread and lists common symptoms. Whoping cough is a common misspelling of whooping cough.
  • Whopping Cough
    Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This eMedTV page explains how the condition is spread, describes possible complications, and lists various treatment options. Whopping cough is a common misspelling of whooping cough.
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