Conditions: Infectious disease

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Botulinum toxin is a poisonous substance produced by a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in soil. The toxin can cause botulism, a rare but serious infection that affects the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves)...


Candidiasis, sometimes referred to as a yeast infection, is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes. Although yeast is normally a harmless inhabitant of the digestive system and vaginal area, it may cause an infection when the skin is damaged, when conditions are warm and humid leading to overgrowth, and/or when a person has a depressed immune system...


Ebola is a virus that causes problems with how your blood clots. It is known as a hemorrhagic fever virus. This is because the clotting problems lead to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels in your body...


Empyema is a collection of pus in the pleural space, which is the thin space between the surface of your lungs and the inner lining of your chest wall...


Fever (also called pyrexia) is defined as body temperature that is higher than normal for each individual. It generally indicates that there is an abnormal process occurring in the body...


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV attacks specific cells (T cells) in the immune system...


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Acute hepatitis is a type of hepatitis that is quite common in the U...


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis A is a type of hepatitis that is usually spread by fecal-oral contact, or fecal-infected food and water...


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis B (HBV) is a type of hepatitis that has a wide range of signs and symptoms...


Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that results in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis C is a type of hepatitis that usually has mild and gradual symptoms...