HPV types
HPV, also known as human papillomavirus, is a family of viruses that live in the epithelial cells of the human body and under certain conditions cause their rapid division and…

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Human papilloma virus as the cause of anogenital warts
Anogenital warts: causes and methods of control Warts are small (most often) growths on the skin that have a benign nature. The culprit of the appearance of warts, modern medicine…

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Do adults need vaccinations?
Vaccination is often associated with childhood. And many people are confident that once they enter adulthood, vaccinations can be forgotten. And the recommendation to do revaccination (re-vaccination) is puzzling. Why…

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Unusual diseases: necrotic fasciitis

Necrotic fasciitis is an infection that affects the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. (Fascias are membranes of connective tissue covering all organs, vessels covering muscles, tendons.) The disease is very dangerous, and if it is launched, it can even lead to death.

Causes of necrotic fasciitis
The disease is caused by pathogenic bacteria that have come under the skin from the outside: from a wound, cut – or from the inside: along with blood flow. As a result, an infectious process develops right under the skin and tissue destruction occurs. Most often, the legs are affected, as well as the perineum and abdominal wall, but the infection can affect other parts of the body.

Various bacteria can be causative agents, but pyogenic streptococcus Streptococcus pyogenes is especially Continue reading

Diseases of exotic countries

Today, the most distant corners of the globe have become available to  tourists. It’s great to go to some exotic country, see its beauty, try unusual dishes, buy beautiful souvenirs, and then, looking at photos, remember a fascinating journey. But it happens that we bring from such trips and a variety of exotic diseases that practically do not occur in Europe, which means that it is not easy to recognize them. Their deceit lies in the fact that often they disguise themselves as a common cold or indigestion and the person does not pay much attention to them – it will pass by itself. Or goes to the district clinic, where the doctor is also not very versed in such an ailment. As a result, an untreated disease develops and can cause a lot of trouble, and sometimes end tragically. Continue reading

How to read a fluorography certificate

A fluorographic study took place, forever, all, and more than once – the Ministry of Health obliges this diagnostic procedure to be performed by all citizens once a year. Without a certificate of fluorography, you will not be admitted to the hospital for planned treatment, you will not be issued certificates of professional suitability, you will not pass a medical examination for the right to drive a car, etc.

Usually you will be given a certificate that says: “Chest organs without pathological changes,” or “Pathology in the lungs not detected,” or “Within age-related changes.” This means that the lungs are fine. If any changes are found in the image, they will still be given a certificate, but specific deviations from the norm will be indicated in it. In serious Continue reading

The most popular breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria
If ordinary people are asked the question: “Where are the viruses and bacteria most often found?”, Then nine out of ten people will say: “In the toilet”. And make a…

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Influence of a man’s age on a child’s health
The fact that a woman’s age affects the future baby, the risk of developing pathologies in him, is known to many: when a pregnant woman is older than 35 years…

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Travel Tips: What Vaccinations to Do Before Traveling Abroad
Why vaccinations are needed when traveling abroad Going on a trip, we think through the route, study the customs of the country, outline what sights to see. And often we…

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First aid for a dog bite
Previously, adults warned children: “Do not touch the dog. Bite - you get 40 injections in the stomach. " These 40 injections turned out to be very tenacious - some…

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