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Drug abuse and lung disease

There are a large amount of drugs that can cause damage to the respiratory system. The number is said to be around three hundred and fifty. Awareness of the growing...

Prevention of silicosis

Silicosis is a fibronodular lung disease. It is caused by inhaling dust which contains crystalline silica or its polymorphs. The most commonly found form of crystalline silica is quartz and...

Chronic granulomatous disease

Chronic granulomatous disease is rare and quite severe genetic disease. It develops as a consequence of inadequate functioning of phagocytes, the type of white blood cells in charge with ingestion...

About chronic croup

Croup is a condition caused by the inflammation of the upper airways, which involves larynx or the voice box and trachea or the windpipe. It is characterized by a typically...

About acute bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is acute inflammation of the bronchi, the main air passages of the lungs. This is a rather common condition affecting people of all ages and in majority of...

Esophageal cancer facts

Esophageal cancer a malignant tumor originating from epithelial cells of the esophagus, to be more precise the cells that line the inside of the organ. Even though the cancer may...

Sickness - cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic condition, predominantly affecting children. Namely, this condition makes the sufferers prone to infections by affecting both their lungs and their digestive systems. A couple...

Escherichia coli symptoms

E. coli 0157:H7 is a gram negative bacterium that is mostly responsible for severe bloody diarrhea that occurs when a bacterium produces and secretes toxins, upon infecting the human gastrointestinal...

Croup sickness facts

Croup is mainly a childhood disease. It involves the inflammation of the upper airways, including larynx and trachea. It is characterized by hoarseness and barking cough, which tends to occur...

Esophageal cancer staging

The esophagus is part of the digestive tract. It allows the proper movement of food from the mouth through to the stomach. It is muscular in its makeup and contains...