HEPATITIS B What’s it? It’s a liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). How is it acquired? Blood transfusions used to be the main way of transmission, a circumstance that has become rare with the mandatory laboratory testing of donors. Currently, the sharing of syringes, needles and other instruments amid drug users, as… Continuar lendo HEPATITIS B


INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS What is it? It´s a clinical syndrome characterized by discomfort, headache, fever, a sore throat, enlarged lymph glands located in the neck or widespreading and mild, transient liver inflammation (hepatitis). Most of the time (79% of the cases) it has as its causative agent a virus called Epstein-Barr (EBV), but it also can… Continuar lendo INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS


ACUTE APPENDICITIS What’s it? Acute appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a vermiform structure that derives from the first portion of the large intestine. Its lengthy ranges by around 10 cm and it is located in the lower part of the abdomen. The appendix has a canal in its interior that… Continuar lendo ACUTE APPENDICITIS