Monthly archives: September, 2015

Non Communicable Human Diseases

• The non-communicable diseases remain confined to the persons who suffer from them. • These diseases are not transmitted from infected persons to healthy persons. Some important non- communicable diseases include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, cancer, and genetic disorders. Diabetes mellitus (Hyperglycaemia) • The most common endocrine disorder of the pancreas is the diabetes mellitus, …

Fungal Diseases

• Fungal diseases, as the name implies are caused by fungi. • The fungal diseases of man are either mycoses (caused by infection of fungi) or toxicoses (caused by toxic fungal metabolites). Ringworm or Tinea • Fungi belonging to genera Trichophyton, Epidermophyton and Microsporum are responsible for ringworm or tinea in man. Mode of transmission …

Helminthic Diseases

Helminths are animals that belong to the phyla Platyhelminthes and Nematoda (Nemathel- minthes). Many parasitic forms of this group, popularly known as parasitic worms, are endoparasites of gut and blood in human body and cause various diseases called as helminthiasis. Taeniasis Taeniasis is caused by Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) and Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm). The …