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    • Disorders originating in the perinatal period

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    • Acute (medicine)

    • In medicine, describing a disease as acute denotes that it is of short and, as a corollary of that, of recent . The quantitation of how much time constitutes "short" and "recent" varies by disease and by context, but the core denotation of "acute" is always qualitatively in contrast with "chronic", which denotes long- ... Read »


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    • Acute HME syndrome

    • In many districts of western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Haryana, India, outbreaks of an acute “encephalopathy” syndrome dubbed as a “mysterious disease” have been an annual feature for many years. The disease affects rural young children during the winter months of September to December, ... Read »


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    • Asomatognosia

    • Asomatognosia is a neurological disorder characterized as loss of recognition or awareness of part of the body. The failure to acknowledge, for example, a limb, may be expressed verbally or as a pattern of neglect. The limb may also be attributed to another person, a delusion known as somatoparaphrenia. However, they c ... Read »


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    • List of awareness ribbons

    • This is a partial list of awareness ribbons. The meaning behind an awareness ribbon depends on its colors and pattern. Since many advocacy groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, ribbons, particularly those of a single color, some colors may refer to more than one cause. Some causes may be repre ... Read »


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    • Catastrophic illness

    • A catastrophic illness is a severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery. Examples would include coma,cancer, leukemia, heart attack or stroke. These illnesses usually involve high costs for hospitals, doctors and medicines and may incapacitate the person from working, creating a financial hardship. T ... Read »


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    • Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy

    • Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy

      Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL), is an inherited disease with symptoms of stroke, hair loss, and low back pain. The disease is rare and has only been diagnosed in about 50 patients, mostly of Japanese descent but few of Chinese and Spanish descent. T ... Read »


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    • Chronic subjective dizziness

    • The term chronic subjective dizziness (CSD) is used to describe a commonly encountered type of dizziness that is not easily categorized into one of several other types, and for which the physical examination is typically normal. Patients with CSD frequently initially suffer a sudden injury of some sort to their vestibu ... Read »


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    • Disease cluster

    • A disease cluster is an unusually high incidence of a particular disease or disorder occurring in close proximity in terms of both time and geography. Typically, when clusters are recognized, they are reported to public health departments in the local area. If clusters are of sufficient size and importance, they may be ... Read »


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    • Computer-induced medical problems

    • Computer-induced health problems can be an umbrella term for the various problems a computer user can develop from prolonged and incorrect computer use. A computer user may experience many physical health problems from using computers extensively over a prolonged period of time in an inefficient manner. The computer us ... Read »


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    • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia autosomal dominant

    • Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia Autosomal Dominant is a disorder is a rare skeletal disorder that results from a heterozygous mutation in human homologous of progress in ankylosis gene (ANKH). Abnormal bone overgrowth occurs from the beginning of a child's life as well as throughout their lifetime resulting in the narrowin ... Read »


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    • Diplomatic illness

    • Diplomatic illness is the practice amongst diplomats and government ministers of feigning illness, or another debilitating condition, to avoid engaging in diplomatic or social engagements. The excuse of ill-health is designed to avoid formally offending the host or other parties. The term also refers to the period duri ... Read »


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    • Disease mongering

    • Disease mongering is a pejorative term for the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses and aggressively promoting their public awareness in order to expand the markets for treatment. Among the entities benefiting from selling and delivering treatments are pharmaceutical companies, physicians, altern ... Read »


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    • Diseases of affluence

    • Diseases of affluence is a term sometimes given to selected diseases and other health conditions which are commonly thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society. Psychologists' research is probing why affluent people enjoy better health. Epidemiological studies have confirmed the relationship between income ... Read »


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    • Diseases of poverty

    • Diseases of poverty is a term sometimes used to collectively describe diseases, disabilities, and health conditions that are more prevalent among the poor than among wealthier people. In many cases poverty is considered the leading risk factor or determinant for such diseases, and in some cases the diseases themselves ... Read »


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    • Ebola virus disease

    • Ebola virus disease

      Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headache ... Read »


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    • Environmental enteropathy

    • Environmental enteropathy, also known as tropical enteropathy or environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), is a condition or subclinical disorder believed to be due to frequent intestinal infections. There are often minimal acute symptoms. There may be chronic problems with absorbing nutrients which may result in malnut ... Read »


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    • Floppy eyelid syndrome

    • Floppy eyelid syndrome is a disease whose most prominent features often include floppy upper eyelids that can be easily everted, as well as papillary conjunctivitis. It is often associated with patients with high body mass index and obstructive sleep apnea. Floppy eyelid syndrome is thought to revolve around the upre ... Read »


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    • Lifestyle disease

    • Lifestyle diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization interchangeably) are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life. This is commonly caused by alcohol, drug and smoking abuse as well as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. Diseases that impact on o ... Read »


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    • LRBA deficiency

    • LRBA deficiency is a rare genetic disorder of the immune system. This disorder is caused by a mutation in the gene LRBA. LRBA stands for “Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive vesicle trafficking, beach- and anchor-containing” gene. This condition is characterized by autoimmunity, lymphoproliferation, and immun ... Read »


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    • Meteoropathy

    • Meteoropathy (from Greek meteora, celestial phenomena, and pathos, feeling, pain, suffering) is a physical condition, or symptom associated with weather conditions such as humidity, temperature or pressure. Someone subject to meteoropathy is called meteoropathic. Meteoropathy is different from historical conceptions o ... Read »


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    • Music-specific disorders

    • Neuroscientists have learned a lot about the role of the brain in numerous cognitive mechanisms by understanding corresponding disorders. Similarly, neuroscientists have come to learn a lot about music cognition by studying music-specific disorders. Even though music is most often viewed from a "historical perspective ... Read »


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    • List of mystery diseases

    • A mystery disease is a disease that has not yet been identified. Reasons for lack of identification of etiology include lack of professional interest, difficult access, and lack of resources, in addition to being unknown to medicine. The following is a list of deadly diseases of which the exact cause is unknown, separa ... Read »


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    • Neglected tropical diseases

    • Neglected tropical diseases

      Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of tropical infections which are especially common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. They are caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa and helminths. These diseases are contrasted with the ... Read »


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    • Pain disorder

    • Pain disorder is chronic pain experienced by a patient in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper functioning. Duration may be as short as a few days or as long as many years. The disorder may begin at any age, and occu ... Read »


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    • Rhinopharyngitis mutilans

    • Rhinopharyngitis mutilans, also known as gangosa, is a destructive ulcerative condition that usually originates about the soft palate and spreads into the hard palate, nasopharynx, and nose, resulting in mutilating cicatrices, and outward to the face, eroding intervening bone, cartilage, and soft tissues. It occurs in ... Read »


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    • Sigmoid colon volvulus

    • Sigmoid colon volvulus

      Sigmoid colon volvulus, also known as sigmoid volvulus, is a common cause of bowel obstruction and constipation. It is common in Asia, India (7% of intestinal obstruction) and especially South India because of the high fibre diet. It is very common cause of large bowel obstruction in Peru and Bolivia due to high altitu ... Read »


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    • Sociological illness

    • Sociological Illness is a term from sociology that is similar to the term mental illness, but emphasizes that emotional illnesses, mental illnesses and/or behavioral illnesses can all result not only from psychiatric causes, but from sociological causes instead of or in addition to. The term, social illness, implies t ... Read »


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    • Subclinical infection

    • A subclinical infection (sometimes called a preinfection) is an infection that, being , is nearly or completely asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms). A subclinically infected person is thus an asymptomatic carrier of a microbe, intestinal parasite, or virus that usually is a pathogen causing illness, at least in some in ... Read »


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    • Transmission (medicine)

    • In medicine, public health, and biology, transmission is the passing of a pathogen causing communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a particular individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. The term strictly refers to the transmission of microorganis ... Read »


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    • Tuberculous dactylitis

    • Tuberculous dactylitis is a skeletal manifestation of tuberculosis, one of the commonest bacterial osteitis. It affects children more often than adults. The first radiological description of the condition is credited to Feilchenfeld in 1896; however, the first histological description was given by Rankin in 1886. Multi ... Read »


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