COVID-19 (DISORDER OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

COVID-19 (DISORDER OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM)

WHAT IS COVID-19? Covid-19 is a disorder of the respiratory system caused by SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).which can cause mild to severe respiratory illness or death; it also affects the upper respiratory tract and lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). Coronavirus a family of virus that causes infection in the sinuses,…

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects the female reproductive organs. The Female reproductive organs include the Vagina, Uterus, Fallopian tubes and Ovaries. This infection occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spreads from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, that is, PID spreads by sexual contact with a person who has…

FLOODS

FLOODS

Floods are common type of natural disaster and it occurs when an overflow of water covers land that is usually dry. Floods can result in a devastating condition; from loss of lives and properties to critical public health infrastructure. Flooding can occur anywhere and can be due to various reasons. Nigeria’s flooding is mainly human-induced…

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (DISORDER OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM)
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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (DISORDER OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM)

OVERVIEW OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that occurs suddenly in which the immune system attacks the joint between the nerves and muscle called the neuromuscular joint of the body, in this disorder the antibodies attacks the acetylcholine receptor which are the protein on the muscle cell used for muscle…

TETANUS

TETANUS

This is an acute disease induced by an exotoxin of the tetanus bacillus characterized by generalized spasm. Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects muscles and nerves. It is popularly known as “Lock Jaw”. It is characterized by muscle stiffness that usually involves the jaw and neck and progresses to other parts of the…

SLEEP PARALYSIS (DISORDER OF THE NERVOUS SYSYTEM)

SLEEP PARALYSIS (DISORDER OF THE NERVOUS SYSYTEM)

WHAT IS SLEEP PARALYSIS? Sleep paralysis, a disorder of the nervous system that affects individuals both young and old, which is a temporary loss of control during sleep also known as atonia, is a widely mysterious disorder but recognized as a medical condition, which happens shortly after falling asleep or waking up. In this disorder…