Category: E

Fatty Liver Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a spectrum of fatty changes in the liver ranging from asymptomatic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. NAFLD may be implicated to up to 90% of patients with asymptomatic, mild aminotransferase elevation not caused by alcohol, viral hepatitis, or medications.

Esophageal Varices – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Dilated collateral veins in the lamina propria of the distal esophagus connecting the portal and systemic circulations; Results from chronic hypertension in the portal circulation due to increased resistance to blood flow. Increased pressure and turbulent flow within these vessels as well as their superficial location in the distal esophagus make them prone to rupture with significant morbidity and mortality.

Erythroblastosis Fetalis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Hemolytic anemia of the fetus or newborn caused by transplacental transmission of maternal antibody
When severe, the anemia may result in extramedullary hematopoiesis, secondary organ dysfunction, heart failure, hydrops, and death. Synonym(s): Erythroblastosis neonatorum; Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN); Congenital anemia of the newborn; Immune hydrops fetalis; Icterus gravis neonatorum

Erythema Multiforme – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Currently, there are no universal diagnostic criteria for Erythema Multiforme. It was previously considered to be a spectrum of disease, consisting of EM, EM major, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). However, it appears to be a growing consensus that EM is a distinct condition from SJS and TEN due to the differences in clinical presentation, histopathology manifestation, patient demographics, possible etiology and pathogenesis, and treatment plan (1,2,3,4)[C].

Erectile Dysfunction – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance (1)[C]
Erectile dysfunction is sometimes assumed to be a symptom of the aging process in men, but it can likely result from concurrent medical conditions of the patient or from medications that patients may be taking to treat those conditions.
Normal penile erection requires full functioning of the vascular, nervous, and hormonal systems.