Coma Topic Guide
Coma: Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which the patient does not consiously respond to the environment and stimuli. Causes of coma include head trauma, bleeding in the brain, skull fractures, brain swelling, lack of oxygen to the brain, poisons, and endocrine disorders. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a tool physicians use to rate the depth of coma of a patient. The outlook of coma for a patient depends on the cause of the coma and the damage to the brain and other organs of the patient's body.
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Anthrax Anthrax is described in the early literature of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus. The fifth plague, described in the book of Genesis, may be among the earliest descriptions of anthrax. Anthrax is a disease caused by exposure to Bacillus anthracis spores. Symptoms of anthrax include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, fever, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pimple-like lesions, followed by black scabs. Anthrax is treated by antibiotics.
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