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Diagnosing Sarcoidosis - How Is Leprosy Transmitted?

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  • Diagnosing Sarcoidosis
    A doctor may use x-rays, imaging tests, and lung function tests to make a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. This eMedTV article explains the process of diagnosing sarcoidosis, including information on the medical history and physical exam.
  • Diagnosing SARS
    Diagnosing SARS can involve a physical exam, medical history, and certain lab tests. This eMedTV page describes the process of making a SARS diagnosis, including a list of the specific lab tests, such as the PCR test, that are commonly used.
  • Diagnosing Sjogren's Syndrome
    Tests described in this eMedTV Web page that can be used to help in diagnosing Sjogren's syndrome include: the Schirmer test, staining, a slit lamp exam, a mouth exam, and a biopsy. X-rays and blood tests may be used to check organ function.
  • Diagnosis of Leprosy
    As this eMedTV page explains, in order for a doctor to make a diagnosis of leprosy, a patient's symptoms, medical conditions, and medications are considered. This page also explains tests that confirm the diagnosis and factors that can cause delay.
  • Diagnosis of Monkeypox
    A patient's medical history, physical exam, and test results are considered when diagnosing monkeypox. This eMedTV page explains how a diagnosis of monkeypox is made and includes a list of diseases with symptoms similar to monkeypox.
  • Diaper Dermatitis
    Diaper dermatitis is a rash that occurs when the skin under the diaper is irritated from stool or urine. This eMedTV article explores other causes of this condition, explains what the rash looks like, and describes various treatment options.
  • Diet for Graves' Disease
    There is no specific "diet for Graves' disease," but eating right is still a good idea. This page from the eMedTV site deals with diet, Graves' disease, and weight gain, explaining why it's so important to follow a healthy eating plan during treatment.
  • Drug Interactions With Deferiprone
    This eMedTV Web page examines various products that may not be safe to use in combination with deferiprone, including iron, zinc, and calcium. This page also explains the problems these drug interactions with deferiprone may cause and how to avoid them.
  • Drug Interactions With Rilonacept
    You may not be able to receive certain vaccinations or use some herbal supplements while using rilonacept. This eMedTV page provides a list of products that can cause negative drug interactions with rilonacept, and covers how to avoid any complications.
  • Drug Interactions With Tdap
    Other types of vaccines and certain medications may cause Tdap drug interactions. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists some of the drugs and vaccines that may cause these interactions and describes the potential risks of combining these products.
  • DTaP
    DTaP is a vaccine used to prevent bacterial infections that cause diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. This eMedTV resource further describes the vaccine and offers information about vaccination schedules and precautions to be aware of.
  • Early Symptoms of Scleroderma
    Early symptoms of scleroderma will vary, depending on the type and subtype of the disease that a person has. This eMedTV article describes some early symptoms of various types, which usually affect the skin and the tissues beneath it.
  • Effects of Leprosy
    This eMedTV article discusses the effects of leprosy in detail (such as muscle weakness, a skin rash, and enlarged nerves). The article also explains factors that can affect the type of symptoms a person has and their severity.
  • Generic Benlysta
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV site, no generic versions of Benlysta (belimumab) are available. Also discussed are the laws surrounding biologic medications and the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Ilaris
    This eMedTV article explains that Ilaris (canakinumab) is a "biologic" drug, so it is not allowed to be made in generic form at this time. This page discusses how certain laws prevent a generic Ilaris from being made and when a version might be available.
  • Generic Menveo
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Menveo (meningococcal vaccine) is currently not available in generic form. This article offers details on why this is so, with information on whether the regulations surrounding brand-name Menveo are likely to change.
  • Giardia in Humans
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, humans who have been infected with giardia may develop diarrhea, stomach cramps, and other symptoms. This article looks at what giardia is and how it is transmitted.
  • Giardiasis
    Giardiasis is an intestinal illness that causes diarrhea. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, common transmission methods, and treatment options. Links to additional information are also provided.
  • Giardiasis Disease
    Caused by the Giardia intestinalis parasite, giardiasis is a common diarrheal disease. This eMedTV selection gives a basic overview of giardiasis, with information on symptoms, treatment, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Giardiasis Symptoms
    Potential giardiasis symptoms include diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating. This page of the eMedTV archives lists other possible symptoms, including symptoms of chronic giardiasis, such as burping, dehydration, and loose stools.
  • Graves' Disease
    An autoimmune condition, Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States. This eMedTV selection provides an overview of this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
  • Graves' Disease and Pregnancy
    If you are expecting, it's important to receive proper care for Graves' disease. This segment of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on pregnancy and Graves' disease, explaining the dangers of inadequately treating this thyroid condition.
  • Graves' Disease Definition
    Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition that frequently causes hyperthyroidism. This part of the eMedTV site gives a more in-depth definition of Graves' disease, with information on why it occurs, who it affects, and possible symptoms.
  • Graves' Disease Diagnosis
    A TSH test is one of the most important tests used to make a Graves' disease diagnosis. As this eMedTV page explains, however, several other tests may also be used. This article takes a closer look at how this condition is diagnosed.
  • Graves' Disease Information
    Are you looking for information on Graves' disease? This part of the eMedTV site takes a quick look at this autoimmune condition, with details on common symptoms, treatment options, and more. Also included is a link to more information.
  • Graves' Disease Symptoms
    Common symptoms of Graves' disease include anxiety, nervousness, goiter, and rapid heart rate. This part of the eMedTV Web library describes several other signs of this condition, including those affecting the eyes and skin.
  • Graves' Diseases Side Effects
    Anxiety, mood swings, and fatigue are a few of the possible symptoms that may indicate Graves' disease. This eMedTV Web article lists other possible side effects (or symptoms) of Graves' disease and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Graves' Eye Disease
    As this eMedTV article explains, Graves' disease can affect not only the thyroid, but the eyes and skin as well. This article takes a closer look at this condition's effects on the eyes and explains how these Graves' disease symptoms are treated.
  • Hooping Cough
    Whooping cough is a contagious infection of the respiratory system. This eMedTV resource explains how the condition is transmitted and explains what treatment options are available. Hooping cough is a common misspelling of whooping cough.
  • How Can You Catch Leprosy?
    How can you catch leprosy? As this eMedTV page explains, most scientists believe that the bacteria responsible for the disease are transmitted through infected respiratory droplets. The action of the bacteria on the body is also described.
  • How Do You Prevent Leprosy?
    How do you prevent leprosy? As this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, the best way to prevent leprosy is to have yearly examinations -- especially if you live with someone who already has the disease.
  • How Is Leprosy Spread?
    How is leprosy spread? This eMedTV page discusses various theories on how leprosy is transmitted, including genetic factors that may play a role. Infected respiratory droplets are another possibility, but this only happens in about half of all cases.
  • How Is Leprosy Transmitted?
    How is leprosy transmitted? This eMedTV Web page explains a few ways in which it is believed the disease is transmitted -- for example, through infected respiratory droplets -- and factors that affect the spread of disease.
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