Low Sperm Count Treatment

Low Sperm Count Treatment Causes, Testing, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Males with Low Sperm Count Low sperm count is a condition called oligospermia This is the term used to describe the condition when the sperm count is low, less than 15 million sperm/ml. If there are no sperm at all in the semen sample, the condition is termed azoospermia. When you are trying to have children, the number of sperm you ejaculate is quite important. In cases of low sperm or [...]

Severe Dengue Infection

Author Sukhveer (Sukhi) Bains, MD, MA Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Clinical Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago   DiagnosisDengue virus infection is largely a clinical diagnosis. The WHO-TDR has developed a simplified and binary system of classification for dengue infection. They classify infection as either (1) dengue infection with or without warning signs or (2) severe dengue infection. [2, 14] Clinicians should suspect dengue infection in patients with possible exposure (travel or endemic) and fever and two of the [...]

Malaria: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Malaria: Symptoms, treatment, and preventionLast updated Mon 10 July 2017By Peter LamReviewed by Jill Seladi-Schulman, PhDMalaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Once an infected mosquito bites a human, the parasites multiply in the host’s liver before infecting and destroying red blood cells. In some places, malaria can be treated and controlled with early diagnosis. However, some countries lack the resources to do this effectively. Currently, [...]

HIV Testing

HIV TestingKey PointsHIV testing shows whether a person is infected with HIV. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 13 to 64 years old get tested for HIV at least once and that people at high risk of infection get tested more often. Risk factors for HIV infection include having unprotected sex (sex without [...]