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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Created on: Thursday, 13 November 2014
    Disease Description Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres. If damage to myelin is slight, nerve impulses travel with minor interruptions; however, if damage...
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  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

    Created on: Thursday, 13 November 2014
    Disease Description: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It may also be referred to as multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is by definition any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is resistant to a large group of antibiotics called the beta-lactams, which include...
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  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Created on: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
    Disease Description Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells. Squamous cells are cells which compose most of the skin’s upper layers . SCCs often look like scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts; they may crust or bleed. SCC is mainly caused by cumulative UV exposure over the course of a lifetime. It can become disfiguring...
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