General Medicine Archive

Oral Signs and Symptoms of Anemia due to Iron Deficiency

Anemia caused due to Iron Deficiency which is caused due to blood loss has many Oral signs and symptoms and it is important to a dentist to identify these and act accordingly. Iron deficiency Anemia is the most common type of anemia which affects approximately 30% of the world’s population. It can ...Read More

Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Clinical Features, Types, Radiographic Features, Treatment Plan

Osteogenesis Imperfecta: It represents the most common type of inherited bone disease. Abnormal collagenous maturation results in bone with a thin Cortex, fine trabeculation and diffuse osteoporosis. In patients suffering with Osteogenesis Imperfecta upon fracture healing will occur but will be associated with an exuberant callus formation in the fractured area. Definition: ...Read More

Commonly Used Anti Fungal Medications, Indications, Dosage, Adverse effects and Drug Interactions

Fungal Diseases are commonly caused and spread through Fungal spores, these are most commonly Localized and can become Systemic often. Fungal Diseases like Candidiasis, Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Zygomycosis, Toxoplasmosis are the various types of fungal diseases which show Systemic and Localized Oral features in patients affected by it. ...Read More

What is Tonsillitis – Clinical Features and Treatment

Tonsillitis simply means – Inflammation of the Tonsils. Before we understand what tonsillitis is we need to know what Tonsils are and their functions. Tonsils are Simple Lumps or Balls of Lymphatic Tissue in the Back of the Oral Cavity on either side of the back of the tongue. Tonsils like other ...Read More

Oral Manifestations of AIDS or Hiv

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Human Immunodeficiency Virus has some major Oral Manifestations which are very important in its Diagnosis. We all know that HIV remains silent without any Signs or Symptoms except persistent Generalized Lymphadenopathy, which is present for longer than 3 months time and involves 2 or more extra lingual sites. ...Read More

List of Bones of the Body or Skeleton

Bones of the Body are numbered 206 in a Adult Human Being. As a Dental/Medical Student it is important to remember each and every bone of the body. The Photo in this post will help you in remembering all the 206 bones of the Adult Human Skeleton in a very easy way. Number of ...Read More

TNM Stages of Cancer Classification

Cancer is most simply described as the uncontrolled division of cells which are not normal in a certain part of the body which later on increases in size and then spreads to various other parts of the body by a process called as Metastasis. A localized tumor or lesion is easy to ...Read More

TMJ Ankylosis – Aetiopatholoy and Causes

Aetiopathology of TMJ Ankylosis is a very vast subject as there can be many direct and indirect causes here we are going to discuss the various Aetiological and pathological causes of TMJ Ankylosis TMJ Ankylosis is the Decrease in mobility of the Temporo mandibular joint either uni lateral or bi lateral which ...Read More

Drugs causing Taste Disorders – Hypogeusia, Ageusia, Dysgeusia

What is Taste: Taste is the perception of the Taste buds containing taste receptors in the Papilla present on the surface of the tongue, which is transmitted to the brain through nerves. The cells which perceive taste are called taste cells or gustatory cells. Here i want to disapprove a common misconception ...Read More

Drugs Causing Salivary Gland Discoloration, Swelling, Sialorrhoea and Hypersalivation

Salivary Glands are Exocrine Glands which are affected by many Drugs, these drugs affect their function, secretion and Size of the Glands in general or affect Specific Gland. In many cases we see that even in the absense of medication some patients suffer from lack of or Excess saliva secretion and this ...Read More

Drugs Causing Xerostomia or Dry Mouth

Xerostomia or Dry Mouth: It is a decrease in the amount of saliva secreted which leads to dryness of the oral cavity. We cannot call Xerostomia as a Disease or Condition but it should be termed as a Symptom for an underlying disease. Xerostomia – Dry mouth has many causes and identifying ...Read More

Drugs Causing Erythema Multiforme

Erythema Multiforme: It is a Hypersensitivity Skin reaction which is caused due to the deposition of immune complex Immunoglobulins IgM in the superficial Blood vessels of the Skin and Oral Mucous membrane. Erythema Multiforme is divided into E.M Minor and E.M Major and is distinct from Steven Johnsons Syndrome. Most common sites ...Read More

Drugs causing Trigeminal Neuropathy or Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuropathy or Neuralgia is a condition which is caused when the Trigeminal Nerve is affected leading to loss of functions, tingling sensation, burning sensation and extreme intermittent, shooting pain in the face. Trigeminal nerve sends impulses of touch, pain, pressure and temperature to the brain from the structures surrounding the oral ...Read More

Causes of Trigeminal Neuropathy

Trigeminal Neuropathy: It is the condition in which the Peripheral nerves of the Trigeminal Nerve is affected due to various reasons like Trauma, infection etc and damage to nerve axons is seen which cause the symptoms of Loss of muscle function, loss of sensation, and sometimes Tingling and Burning sensation is seen ...Read More