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Diseases » Tungiasis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tungiasis

  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Gangrene: Tissue death
  • Localized swelling: The localized swelling of a body part
  • Opportunistic infections: Is defined as an infection that occurs due to an organism that does not usually cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain conditions
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.

 

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