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Alemtuzumab - Monoclonal Antibody Used in the Treatment of Leukemia and Lymphoma
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Alemtuzumab (marketed as Campath or Campath-1H) is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and T-cell lymphoma. Alemtuzumab targets CD52, a protein present on the surface of mature lymphocytes, but not on the stem cells from which these lymphocytes were derived. It is used as second line therapy for CLL. It was approved by the FDA for patients who have been treated with alkylating agents and who have failed fludarabine therapy.... More

Bevacizumab (Avastin) - An Anti-Angiogenesis Anti Cancer Drug
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Bevacizumab (Avastin®) is an anti-angiogenesis drug used in treatment of cancer. It is used in combination with standard chemotherapy drugs in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved bevacizumab for use in colon cancer 2004. The medicine is sold in the United States by Genentech, Inc. under the name Avastin.... More

Hodgkin's disease
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Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, and characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. Epidemiology Unlike other lymphomas, whose incidence increases with age, Hodgkin's lymphoma has a bimodal incidence curve: that is, it occurs more frequently in two separate age groups, the first being young adulthood (age 15-35), the second being in those over 50 years old. Overall, it is more common in males, except for the nodular sclerosis variant (see below) of Hodgkin disease, which is more common in women.... More

Henoch-Schonlein purpura
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In medicine (rheumatology and pediatrics) Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP, also known as allergic purpura) is a form of vasculitis that mainly affects children. Its course is generally benign, although some serious complications can develop, mainly of the kidney and intestine.... More

Von Willebrand disease
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Von Willebrand's disease (vWD) is a hereditary coagulation abnormality that arises from a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF), a substance that affects platelet adhesion. It is known to affect humans and, in veterinary medicine, dogs. Symptoms The various types of vWD present with varying degrees of bleeding tendency. Severe internal or joint bleeding is rare (only in type 3 vWD); bruising, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods (in women) and blood loss during childbirth may occur.... More

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