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Helicobacter pylori

In 1994 the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference concluded that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the major cause of peptic ulcer disease. The primary mode of transmission appears to be fecal-oral. In the United…

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Cyclospora…

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the unicellular, coccidian parasiteCyclospora cayetanensis. Transmission occurs by ingestion of fecally contaminated food or water. Cyclospora oocysts are not killed by routine chemical disinfection…

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Subclinical…

Subclinical hypothyroidism is defined as an elevated serum thyrotropin (TSH) level in combination with a normal serum free T4 level. Subclinical hypothyroidism affects up to 10% of adults. Subclinical hypothyroidism may be categorized as grade 1…