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Poker cards with illustrations depicting aspects of common diseases
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There are many of common diseases that everyone should be aware of, but who wants to memorize from dry tables out of textbooks? Disease Decks uses creative illustrations to help you remember distinguishing features of different diseases. With this project we will create a deck of at 54 cards with the most important cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and renal issues (as per the United States Medical Licensing Exam). The printed version will include a standard 54 cards, but we plan to cover as many diseases as our resources allow us to, for the digital collection.

Check out some of the sketches and examples we have put together below! The cards can be printed plane or as a deck of playing cards.

As a full example, we walked through the process with Helicobacter Pylori, which is a common cause of stomach ulcers. 

What you might see in a typical textbook (kinda reminds us of the kraken)
What you might see in a typical textbook (kinda reminds us of the kraken)
Concept sketch of Helicobacter Pylori looking more krakenlike
Concept sketch of Helicobacter Pylori looking more krakenlike
Colored image
Colored image
Example of cards being printed as playing cards. The Ace of stomach
Example of cards being printed as playing cards. The Ace of stomach

Here are a few more sketches we did to entice you.

Atherosclerosis card drawing
Atherosclerosis card drawing
We call this one "Sleeping left heart failure beauty"
We call this one "Sleeping left heart failure beauty"

 Orthopnea is shortness of breath that occurs when someone is lying flat. People with left sided heart failure can develop Orthopnea and severity of the condition is often categorized by the number of pillows they use when they sleep. 

Here we see the brave Statin fighting off the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme
Here we see the brave Statin fighting off the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme

 Statins are very commonly used drugs that function to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme. They are widely accepted to be useful in treating cardiovascular disease as secondary prevention. 

Hookworms!
Hookworms!

 If you guys are interested in the project feel free to send us a message about the available rewards. We will do our best to accommodate what you guys like. 

Risks and challenges

The main challenge will be to create apps for the cards that are interactive, but we've got people with experience in that in our corner.

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    Early Bird Special: Thank you for making our project possible! Backers at this level will receive the full 54 card deck described in this project! The cards will be delivered in the form of either a website or android app.

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