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Images Dated 5th November 2003

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Macrophoto of Anopheles balabacensis, a mosquito Featured 5 Nov 2003 Print

Macrophoto of Anopheles balabacensis, a mosquito

Macrophotograph of a female mosquito Anopheles balabacensis, vector of East Indian malaria, seen here feeding on blood from a human arm. The female mosquito carries the parasitic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium, which is the cause of the infectious disease malaria. The protozoa is picked up during feeding from the blood of an infected person. It multiplies in the mosquito's stomach & migrates to the salivary glands. When the mosquito feeds again the parasite is passed into the bloodstream of the host. This mosquito is seen with its proboscis penetrating the skin & blood flowing up the tubes. A drop of serum is secreted from its anus. Magnification: x5 at 35mm size


Coloured X-ray of a hand with gout Featured 5 Nov 2003 Print

Coloured X-ray of a hand with gout

Gouty hand. Coloured X-ray image of the handof a patient suffering from gout andassociated arthritis. Joints between finger bones(centre, upper centre) appear swollen andarthritis has caused bone erosion (blue) in fingerjoints. Gout is caused by a defect in uricacid metabolism. This causes an excess of uricacid and its salts (sodium urate) to accumulate inthe bloodstream and the joints. In the jointcapsules an acute inflammation occurs, withaccompanying swelling, redness and pain. Gout hastraditionally been associated with overeating andoverdrinking. Treatment involves use ofanti-inflammatory drugs and abstention from richfoods and excess alcohol

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