How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest coryza, others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach is absolutely wrong. Antibiotics…

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Non-child problems: the danger of measles in adults
Although it is considered a pediatric infection, measles may well affect an adult. Is an adult likely to become infected? Does he need to be vaccinated against the disease? How…

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What is dangerous rubella in adults
German measles, rubella rubella, rubella - behind all these names lies rubella, a viral disease related to childhood infections. Children are more susceptible to this infection, but an adult can…

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case of Klinefelter syndrome

Unusual Diseases: Stone Man Syndrome

The stone man’s syndrome in medicine is called progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia, or Müncheimer’s disease. This is a genetic pathology that is caused by a mutation of the gene responsible for bone formation. Its essence lies in the fact that the patient ligaments and muscles turn into bones, as a result, a person ossifies or stiffens. Hence the name – stone man syndrome.

This disease is known since the end of the XVII century, then it was first described. The disease is extremely rare. Now, according to various sources, there are 600, 800 or 2500 patients in the world. Continue reading

What is Klinefelter syndrome?

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic pathology of men, based on endocrine disorders caused by additional female chromosomes in the set of sex chromosomes. This is a fairly common genetic disease. According to statistics, 0.2% of men are susceptible to it, and among endocrine disorders, Klinefelter syndrome ranks third (diabetes mellitus in the first place, and thyrotoxicosis in the second). But according to the same statistics, only 50% of cases are diagnosed. Continue reading

Alzheimer's Disease: How an "Elderly" Disease Progresses
This serious, incurable disease brings horror to people. After all, it is characterized by the fact that a person gradually completely loses his identity. And statistics is relentless: the number…

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Chest pain is not a heart problem
If there is pain in the chest, then the first thing we suspect is heart pain. However, doctors say that about 25% of patients referring to them for alleged heart…

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Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: the truth and myths about magic pills
If they used to say that all diseases are from nerves, now they are blamed for weakened immunity. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are…

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Grandmother's methods: why do I need an iodine net?
Older people remember that in childhood, with bruises or colds, mothers painted a grid with iodine on their bodies. And today, many have not refused such treatment. And what helps…

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