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Causes

What are the causes of rheumatic endocarditis The main cause for this disease is the betahaemolytic Streptococcus of group A, which is found in common infectious sites such as the mouth; in dental granulomas, dental abscesses, paradontosis, and other infections such as chronic tonsillitis.   The streptococcal theory


Treatment Treatment

Treatment

How is acute rheumatic myocarditis treated? The patient will be hospitalized and kept under supervision in absolute rest, consuming a light diet rich in vitamin and protein, low in salt. Those suffering from tachycardia have ice packets applied to the chest. The main treatments are: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Antibiotics


Symptoms Symptoms

Symptoms

The symptoms of an abscess depend on where it develops in your body. Skin abscesses Signs of a skin abscess can include: a smooth swelling under your skin that can feel hard or firm pain and tenderness in the affected area warmth and redness in the affected area a visible build-up of white or yellow pus under the skin in the affected area a


Treatment Treatment

Treatment

Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the type of abscess and how large it is. The main treatment options include: Penicillin a drainage procedure surgery Skin abscesses Some small skin abscesses may drain naturally and get better without the need for treatment. Applying heat in the form of a warm compress, such


Introduction Introduction

Introduction

Acanthosis nigricans is the medical term for darkened, thickened patches of skin that usually develop in the armpit and around the groin and neck. It's not a condition in itself, but can be a sign of an underlying health problem. These underlying conditions aren't usually serious, although occasionally acanthosis nigricans can besign of


Signs and Symptoms Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of acanthosis nigricans Dark, velvety patches If you have a canthosis nigricans, you'll have thickened, brownish-grey or black patches of skin. The patches will be dry and rough, feeling similar to velvet. They may also be itchy. These patches may occur anywhere, butare usually seen around the neck, in the armpit, around the


Introduction Introduction

Introduction

Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in incidents. Many deaths could be prevented if first aid is givenbefore emergency services arrive. What to do If someone is injured you should: first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger, and, if possible, make the situation safe if necessary, dial 999 or 112


What to do after an incident? What to do after an incident?

What to do after an incident?

If someone is injured in an incident, first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger. If you are, make the situation safe. When it's safe to do so, assess the casualty and,if necessary, dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance. You can then carry out basic first aid. Assessing a casualty The three priorities when dealing with a casualty are


Introduction Introduction

Introduction

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It usually occurs when a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. The cystic duct is the main opening of the gallbladder. Gallstones are very common, affecting about 1 in 10 adults in the UK. They don't usually