By British Medical Association

ISBN-10: 1405329874

ISBN-13: 9781405329873

This can be an A-Z BMA visible advisor to over 7,000 scientific phrases together with signs, illnesses, medicinal drugs and coverings. This new, revised variation of the BMA's bestselling and definitive clinical reference advisor brings authoritative and updated clinical wisdom into your house. remain updated with scientific advances and recommendation; from new advancements in go back and forth immunizations to the newest instructions for antenatal screening and most modern suggestions for breast understanding. It comprises 3,000 ailments, problems, stipulations and signs, info on prognosis and therapy, quite a lot of medicinal drugs and assessments, new and tested surgeries and reasons of clinical phrases. utilizing jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A--Z layout, 7,000 entries and greater than 800 illustrations, this absolutely revised and up-to-date variation continues to be the definitive scientific reference publication for each family members.

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TREATMENT Treatments for male-pattern baldness include hair transplants or drug treatments with minoxidil or finasteride. Generalized alopecia often resolves without treatment. Treatment of localized alopecia depends on the cause. alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency A rare genetic disorder in which a person is missing the enzyme alpha1-antitrypsin, which protects the body from damage by other enzymes. The disease mainly affects tissues in the lungs, resulting in emphysema, and the liver, causing cirrhosis.

A bone marrow biopsy (removal of a small sample of bone marrow for analysis) may be required to determine whether or not red blood cell production is defective. anaemia, aplastic A rare but serious type of anaemia (a reduced level of the oxygen-carrying pigment haemoglobin in the blood). In aplastic anaemia, the red cells, white cells, and platelets in the blood are all reduced in number. The condition is caused by a failure of the bone marrow to produce stem cells, the initial form of all blood cells.

Deficiency of white cells increases susceptibility to infection, resulting in frequent or severe infections; platelet deficiency may lead to a tendency to bruise easily, bleeding gums, and nosebleeds. 40 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Aplastic anaemia is usually suspected from the results of a blood test, particularly a blood count, and is confirmed by a bone marrow biopsy (the removal of a small sample of bone marrow for microscopic analysis). Blood and platelet transfusions can control symptoms. Immunosuppression (therapy to suppress the immune system) is used to treat aplastic anaemia due to an autoimmune process.

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