In-depth

Causes

Chagas disease

Chagas disease, a condition caused by a parasite, usually is transmitted to humans through feces of the infected triatomine bug.

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. It doesn't make most people ill, but infants and people with HIV/AIDS are at risk of complications.

Risk factors

Anemia

Anemia occurs in many forms, but all involve a shortage of healthy red blood cells. Treatment depends on what's causing your anemia.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Tests and diagnosis

Bone marrow biopsy

Aspiration and biopsy are procedures to collect and examine bone marrow. These tests can help diagnose some cancers and other conditions.

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Liver function tests

Find out how this battery of blood tests helps your doctor diagnose and monitor liver disease.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Splenectomy

Splenectomy, surgery to remove the spleen, is most commonly used to treat a ruptured spleen, but it can be used to treat other disorders, too.

Jul. 26, 2013