Ringworm is a very common condition cause by fungal infection. Ringworm is very contagious and is spread from person to person which means that it affects people of all ages. This type of fungal infection causes round, itchy, scaly and red patches on the epidermis of your skin. Treatments for Ringworm are anti-fungal medications that can be prescribed by your doctor or found over the counter.
FUN FACT: Ringworm has nothing to do with worms although the name makes you think that at first but in reality the word worm in Ringworm is used to describe the way the circular patches resemble a worm.
Disease or Condition affecting the Skeletal System
Multiple Myeloma/Lytic Lesions
Multiple Myeloma is a a cancer that starts in the bone marrow's plasma cells. These plasma cells release a chemical that can dissolve the bone which therefore can cause a lytic lesion on the bone. Lytic lesions are fractures or lesions in the bone due to a disease process such as, cancer. Multiple Myeloma is one of the most common cancer that causes lytic lesions. The increased bone absorption by osteoclast found in Multiple Myeloma is what gives the patient pain, fractures (lesions), and hypercalcemia. People with Multiple Myeloma usually have no specific symptoms which can make it hard to tell but the symptoms include, bone pain, loss of appetite, and anemia. Because Myeloma is a cancer the usual treatment is chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplant.