Definitions and descriptions
There are currently 7 terms in this directory beginning with the letter V.
Vaginal Discharge Syndrome (VDS)
VDS refers to change of colour, odour and/or amount of vaginal secretions usually accompanied with symptoms and signs. The common signs and symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge, burning, painful micturition, itchy vulva, increased frequency and urgency of micturition and/or painful coitus.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common disorder that comprises deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Most important pulmonary embolism arises from proximalvein thrombosis, i.e popliteal, femoral or iliac veins in at least 90%
Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF)
Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) is a general term for a severe illness caused by viruses and sometimes associated with bleeding.
Ultramicroscopic, obligate intracellular parasites that:
- contain only one type of nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA,
- possess no enzymatic energy-producing system and no protein-synthesizing apparatus, and
- force infected host cells to synthesize virus particles
Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
Von Willebrand Disease is inherited disease due to deficiency of vWF and patients present with a history of easy bruising, menorrhagea, gum bleeding and spontaneous joint bleeding in severe form, this is a commonest bleeding disorder in the population especially in women.