Category: Conditions

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Rheumatic fever is a delayed immune response that can occur after certain group A streptococcal infections. It causes damage to certain organs, particularly the heart. What is going on in the body? Strep throat and…

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease involving recurrent breathing problems. It’s characterized by three airway problems: obstruction, inflammation, and hyper-responsiveness. Asthma may resemble other respiratory problems such as emphysema, bronchitis, and lower respiratory infections. If asthma is not diagnosed,…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterized by the development of completely white patches of skin. What is going on in the body? Skin and hair color are determined by melanin, a pigment produced in cells…