Systemic Diseases Information Center
Secondary systemic amyloidosis is a condition where there is accumulation of abnormal proteins in organs and tissues. The clumps of the abnormal proteins are termed as amyloid deposits. It is known as Secondary Systemic Amyloidosis because this condition occurs as a result of another disease or condition. Secondary Amyloidosis can occur as a result of chronic inflammatory disease or chronic infection.
Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) is the medical term for the damage occurring to the body after exposure to large amount of radiation within a short period of time (24 hours). Know the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Acute Radiation Syndrome.
Mastocytosis is a rare condition or disorder in which the bone marrow, skin, spleen, liver etc. organs experience an abnormal accumulation of the mast cells. Know the types, causes, symptoms, treatment, prognosis, pathophysiology, epidemiology and complications of Mastocytosis.
An individual develops an Aneurysm when the walls of the artery become weak resulting in formation of an abnormally large bulge. Rupture of an Aneurysm is quite dangerous and can lead to life threatening complications and prompt treatment is required in such cases. Know what is aneurysm, its causes, symptoms, treatment and survival rate.
Radiation sickness also goes by the names of acute radiation syndrome, acute radiation sickness or radiation poisoning. Radiation sickness is a rare condition; however, it is quite a serious condition and can be potentially life threatening. Know the causes, signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention of radiation sickness.
In Wegener’s Granulomatosis, death results due to the complete respiratory failure. The major cause of Wegener’s Granulomatosis is unknown and it can begin at any age. The treatment needs to be continued for a span of 18-24 months. Know the epidemiology, causes, symptoms, risk factors, complications and treatment of Wegener’s Granulomatosis.
Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis is a rare condition and not much information is available about this disorder. However, it is a fact that Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis is quite well treated with no fatality associated with it under normal circumstances. The pregnant mothers, who are diagnosed with Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis, have given birth to babies, without any life threat to them.
While Cutaneous Vasculitis is basically limited to the skin and excludes internal organs, the treatment depends on the identification and removal of the causes. Know the signs, symptoms, epidemiology, prognosis, treatment and complications of Cutaneous Vasculitis.
Vasculitis is a group of uncommon diseases in which the blood vessels, especially the walls get damaged and inflamed. The diagnosis plays a very important role in determining the cause of Vasculitis and the line of treatment . Know the causes, signs, symptoms, types, treatment, diagnosis, and complications of Vasculitis.