Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas which involves activation of the pancreatic enzymes (that normally digest food) inside the pancreas (ie: it is an inflammatory process in which pancreatic enzymes autodigest the gland). It may be acute or chronic according to the cause, treatment regimen, and the prognosis.   Acute pancreatitis Presentation: The cardinal symptom of… Read more »

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small, enveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus that causes an infection of the liver which is considered the most common cause for liver cirrhosis. . . which may lead to liver cell failure, liver cancer, or life threatening esophageal varices. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3% of the… Read more »