Autoimmunity plays a role in more than 80 diseases. Following are brief descriptions of some of the many diseases in which autoimmunity may be involved.
“Sexual relationships can also be affected. For men, diseases that affect blood vessels can lead to problems with erection. In women, damage to glands that produce moisture can lead to vaginal dryness. This makes intercourse painful. In both men and women, pain, weakness, or stiff joints may make it hard for them to move the way they once did. “
With Liberia recently declared free of Ebola virus infection, and the trailing of the catastrophe with allegations of failed experimentation of bioterrorism agents, this article, written when the world is just taking note of bioterrorism agents, takes a cursory look at past events in order for us to prepare for the unknown and delicate future filled with infectious agents with bioterrorism potentials.
Leukemia is the unchecked proliferation of an abnormal clone of haematopoietic cells, and leukemic cells respond poorly or inappropriately to regulatory signals, display aberrant patterns of differentiation, or even fail to differentiate. Hence, there is need for highly specific diagnostic method that can be effective.
Zinc deficiency increases risk of infection and growth failure, and is a widespread problem for young children in countries of low and middle income. Routine zinc supplementation decreases occurrence, severity, and mortality of diarrhoea and pneumonia in children younger than 5 years living in areas where zinc deficiency is common.