Saturday, August 19, 2017

Disease of the Week: Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease is a vascular disease seen in children that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. The disease was first described in 1967 by Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki at the Tokyo Red Cross Medical Center...

Disease of the Week: Moyamoya

Moyamoya disease is a rare and progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by artery blockage in the basal ganglia at the base of the brain. The Japanese research team that first identified the disease named it...

Disease of the Week: Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease in the central nervous system that causes cysts containing parasitic larvae of the pork tapeworm to form in the brain, which affect neural functions, cause seizures, and can be...