Archive for May 3rd, 2007

Donovanosis, The Neglected Disease

Also called Granuloma Inguinale, Donovanosis is a bacterial disease that causes lesions, ulcers, mutilation, and destruction of internal and external tissue, as well as leakage of mucous and blood. The destructive nature of this disease seriously increases the risk of contracting other diseases.Donovanosis has reached endemis proportions in many underdeveloped regions of the world. Because of the scarcity of medical treatment, the disease is often neglected and allowed to reach morbid stages of …

Scabies, Sexually Transmitted Infection

Basically, scabies is a transmissible skin infection caused by a certain type of mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that causes burrows on the skin, extreme itching, and secondary infection.The skin mite produces intense, itchy skin rashes when the impregnated female tunnels into a layer of skin and deposits eggs in the burrow. Once the eggs are hatch, between 3 to 10 days, the larvae move about on or within the skin, molt into a nymphal stage, and then mature into adult mite where they live on the skin f…