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Diseases » Molluscum contagiosum » Glossary
 

Glossary for Molluscum contagiosum

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Diseases contagious from safe sex: Diseases spread by sex even if condom used
  • Diseases contagious from saliva: Diseases that can be contracted from saliva
  • Diseases contagious from sex: Diseases that can be contracted through sexual contact
  • Diseases contagious from vaginal sex: Diseases that can be contracted through the act of vaginal sex
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Genital herpes: Sexually transmitted infection of the genital region.
  • Genital wart: Skin warts in the genital regions.
  • Genital warts: Genital warts often from a viral STD.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Smallpox: Dangerous virus now almost eliminated worldwide by vaccination.
  • Varicella -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Varicella during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • Warts: Lumpy growths under the skin

 

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