Tag: Epstein Barr

Large Cell Lymphoma

Large Cell Lymphoma

Large cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that affects B- and T-cells of the immune system. This aggressive form of cancer accounts for almost 31 percent of all non-HodgkinÂ’s lymphomas and may develop in the neck, chest, throat or abdomen. It may, further, spread to skin and other tissues under the skin, bone [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens Johnson syndrome is a very severe condition that attacks the immune system and causes the death of cells. It is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex, and generally affects the skin and mucus membranes of the human body. It can range in severity, sometimes being a fatal disorder (the mortality rate is 1-3%). Less [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What Causes A Low Blood Count?

What Causes A Low Blood Count?

When you feel sick with something your doctor cannot immediately diagnose, you often are required to get a blood test called a complete blood count or CBC. By checking the levels of blood cells and chemicals, your doctor can help diagnose your particular condition. A low blood count means that something in your blood is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

The term mononucleosis refers to both a specific infection and a syndrome, with considerable overlap between the two. Acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection produces an illness characterized by sore throat, swollen lymph glands, fatigue, and fever. The clinical illness produced by acute EBV infection is called mononucleosis; the term is also used when other infectious [...]

September 17, 2011 More