Monthly Archives: December 2017


Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the organism Haemophilus ducreyi – a bacteria. The hallmark of this disease is an exquisitely painful ulcer on the genitals. The sexually transmitted infection syphilis may initially present very similarly, but can almost always be differentiated […]

Condyloma Acuminata – Genital Warts

Condyloma Acuminata, otherwise known as genital warts, is a sexually transmitted disease cause by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is very very common – it is estimated that almost three quarters of adults have a strain of HPV. However, most people with HPV […]

Cherry Angioma

A cherry angioma, a form of hemangioma, is a bright red bump on the skin. It is a benign over-proliferation of blood vessels that increases in frequency with age. While the mechanisms that cause cherry angiomas to arise are currently unknown, it has no […]

CREST Syndrome

CREST is an acronym used to describe the symptoms of limited scleroderma, otherwise known as CREST syndrome – one of many dermatologic diseases with an autoimmune component. This means that a part of the immune system, which usually functions to protect the body from […]

CellCept – Mycophenolic Acid

CellCept is the brand name for the drug also known as mycophenolic acid – an immunosuppressant used to treat a variety of medical conditions; – organ transplant rejection to autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus. This drug is taken orally where […]

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