Diphtheria — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms of this infection that's preventable with a vaccine.
Swimmer's ear, an infection in the outer ear, is usually caused by bacteria and is more common in ears exposed to water for long periods.
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.
Tooth abscess — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this painful tooth condition.
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection, first appears as painless sores on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Early diagnosis is important.
Runny nose: What's causing your sniffles?
Tests and diagnosis
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.
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