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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Periodontal disease - picture

Periodontal disease – causes and pictures

Although the teeth may be perfectly formed and in good health, they may be lost because their supporting structures (gingivae and bone) are diseased. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which occurs most often in the middle...
Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction – definition and pathology

Myocardial infarction means death of myocardial cells secondary to ischaemia induced by obstruction of a coronary artery. This term must be distinguished from “myocardial cell necrosis”. Although cell death and necrosis are synonymous,...
Tonsillitis in adults

Tonsillitis in adults

Patient: “I have a terribly sore throat. Doctor and I feel awful. My husband says it is tonsillitis, but since it is only a child’s complaint, how is it possible?” Poor Mrs. Brown could hardly speak. She held her head stiffly,...