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Ascites is the pathological accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal space, especially the abdomen. In a healthy human body, the peritoneal space contains a minute quantity of fluid. Ascites occur due to several disorders, including cirrhosis, chronic alcohol use, IV drug use, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, type 2 diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, severe malnutrition, pancreatic ascites, and ovarian lesions.Treatment de Read More
- Buerger-gruetz syndrome
A person with Buerger-Greutz syndrome has a faulty lipoprotein lipase gene, which results in extremely high triglycerides. This in turn induces stomach pain and fat deposits beneath the skin, which can create issues with the pancreas and liver, and result in diabetes. Only when a child inherits the flawed gene from both parents does the condition manifest (it is autosomal recessive). Limiting daily fat intake to under 20 g can Read More
- Davidson's disease
Davidson’s disease or Microvillus inclusion disease is an extremely rare and life-threatening intestinal disorder, that usually shows up within a few hours or days after birth.Generally, each cell in the small intestine is surrounded by tiny finger-like structures, villi, and microvilli. It will increase the surface area of the cell, thereby increasing the rate of absorption.These cells in the affect Read More