Category: Diseases

Scrub Typhus- Etiology, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment 4.5/5 (10)

Scrub Typhus- Etiology, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

Scrub Typhus- Etiology, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment Scrub Typhus is an acute febrile illness which is caused by an obligate intracellular pathogen called Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by the bite of infected larval stage trombiculid mite, Leptotrombidium spp. (Chiggers). The name scrub typhus was applied after discovery of increased frequency of the […]

Hepatitis B Virus- Structure, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccines 4.65/5 (60)

Hepatitis B Virus- Structure, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccines

Hepatitis B Virus- Structure, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccines The hepatitis B virus is a DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family causing hepatitis B in humans.  Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. Group: Group VII (dsDNA-RT) Family: Hepadnaviridae Genus: Orthohepadnavirus Species: […]

Difference Between Meningitis and Encephalitis 4.47/5 (164)

Difference Between Meningitis and Encephalitis

Difference Between Meningitis and Encephalitis Meningitis and encephalitis may be the most terrifying diseases in medicine. Bacterial meningitis and viral encephalitis may be rapidly fatal, even in healthy persons. Survivors may suffer lasting neurological sequelae, including memory loss and seizures. Viral meningitis, by contrast, gives patients a bad headache and a stiff neck, but uneventful […]

Differences Between Chickenpox and Smallpox 4.44/5 (48)

Differences Between Chickenpox and Smallpox

Differences Between Chickenpox and Smallpox S.N Characteristics Chickenpox Smallpox 1 Causative Agent Varicella Zoster Virus (Herpes Virus) Variola virus (Pox Virus) 2 Incubation period 14-21 days 7-17 days 3 Severity Chickenpox is less deadly comparing to small pox. Smallpox is deadly severe comparing to chicken pox. 4 Lesions Lesions first appear on the face or […]

Differences Between Diarrhea And Dysentery 4.61/5 (362)

Differences Between Diarrhea And Dysentery

Differences Between Diarrhea And Dysentery Diarrhea is a condition that involves the frequent passing of loose or watery stools while Dysentery is an intestinal inflammation, especially in the colon, that can lead to severe diarrhea with mucus or blood in the feces. The major differences between Diarrhea and Dysentery are as follows:  S.N. Diarrhea Dysentery 1. […]

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