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Abraham Eisenstein, M.D.
Mysterious Brazilian purpuric fever, a disease from a rural area

Brazilian purpuric feverBack in 1984, an outbreak of a deadly new disease started to kill children in Brazil. Something that started with conjunctivitis became a disease with 90% fatality rate. And then it disappeared.

Fibromyalgia, pain all over the body

FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a nasty condition: it causes pain all over the body and it is a long-term condition.

When you have to have your world in order

AutismAutism is a complex developmental disability: it affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is not a disease that can be cured, it's a condition that lasts for life.

Instead of losing it, why are you gaining weight while exercising?

Gym trainingAt some point in life, people start exercising for various reasons: to lose weight, to gain strength or just to feel better. But if they notice that they actually gained weight, they start to worry what's going on.

Coats' disease, when the eye has an odd appearance on photographs

Coats' diseaseCoats' usually occurs in children or teenagers under the age of 18, although the disease has been diagnosed in patients as young as four months. Coats' is often detected by flash photography in a digital photo.

First day at work as a lead surgeon

Lead surgeonWhen time comes for a surgeon to do the first surgery on your own, this is both a scary feeling and excitement above anything else.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome, life-threatening condition for children

HUSHemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be spread directly from person to person, particularly in child day-care facilities, and from animal to person. HUS is the most common cause of sudden loss of kidney function in children.

Food to eat during cancer treatment

Cancer dietThey say the easiest way to reduce the risk for cancer is eating a healthy diet but what happens once the treatment starts? Healthy diet can make you feel better, give you more energy, and it may help you tolerate treatment-related side effects.

ACTH deficiency, a rare disease confirmed by one blood test

ACTH deficiencyThe pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain, also known as the "master gland", produces several hormones that stimulate other glands to produce other hormones. When the pituitary gland produces insufficient amount of ACTH hormone, that causes a rare disease ACTH deficiency.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a disease that spreads rapidly

HPSHantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is an infectious disease caused by the Sin Nombre hantavirus with flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly over a matter of hours.

Hereditary angioedema, a rare but serious immune system problem

Hereditary angioedemaHereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic condition that causes spontaneous swelling in various body tissues. The problem with HAE is that many people don't know HAE is causing their swelling until they are adults.

Acoustic neuroma, a slowly-growing tumor

Acoustic neuromaAcoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a rare condition when a tumor develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. It can cause hearing problems and, if left untreated, serious medical conditions.

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