Goitre

What is Goitre? Goitre is the swelling of the thyroid gland, which is common in areas where there is a lack of iodine in the diet, although other causes too are present. Causes of Goitre 1. Iodine deficiency. 2. Hormonal defect in…

Brain Abscess

What is Brain Abscess? Brain abscess is linked to chronic ear, sinus or lung infections as well as contaminated penetrating wounds or post-operative surgery. The source of infection can also come from skin infections, bone, teeth or the…

Roundworm

What is Roundworm? The roundworm is also known as Ascaris lumbricoides. It is the longest worm parasite of humans, reaching up to 40 cms in length. It is an extremely common ailment in Indian villages and towns. Adult worms live in the…