Listeriosis

What it is: Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and has recently been recognized as an

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Laryngitis

Larynx:  the organ of voice; the air passage between the lower pharynx and the trachea, containing the vocal cords and formed by nine cartilages. Laryngitis: 

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Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:  A chronic inflammatory disorder of the connective tissue, it affects multiple organ systems , as well as the skin and can be

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Lung Abscess

Lung Abscess:  Lung infection that is accompanied by pus accumulation and tissue destruction.  It often has a well defined border.  Anaerobic or aerobic bacteria can

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Leukemia

Leukemia:  a progressive, malignant disease of the blood forming organs, marked by distorted proliferation (the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially cells) and development

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Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease  or Legionella pneumophila :  It derives its name and notoriety from the peculiar, highly publicized disease that struck 182 people ( 29 of

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