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Glossary for Swollen eyelids

Medical terms related to Swollen eyelids or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute sinusitis: An acute inflammation of the sinuses
  • Allergic reaction: A hypersensitivity reaction produced by the body, which results in an exaggerated or inappropriate immune reaction to a particular substance.
  • Amyloidosis of gingiva and conjunctiva mental retardation: A rare disorder characterized by mental retardation and abnormal amyloid deposits in the gums and conjunctiva of the eye.
  • Angioneurotic Edema: Involves swelling of deep skin layers and fatty tissues under the skin as well as the mucous membrane. The condition involves recurrent swelling of tissues, abdominal pain and swelling of the voice box. It is often caused by an allergic reaction to drugs or food. It is also called Quincke's disease, giant urticaria, Quincke's edema or angioedema.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis: Infection and inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacteria.
  • Blepharitis: A common eyelid inflammation
  • Chemical burn -- eyes: Burns to the eye caused by a chemical. Symptoms vary depending on the type, quantity and strength of the chemical involved as well as the duration of the exposure to the chemical and promptness of treatment measures. Immediate medical attention should be sought if chemical burns to the eyes are suspected.
  • Chemical burns: burns causing protein coagulation
  • Chemical poisoning -- Captafol: Captafol is a chemical used mainly as a fungicide. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Diabetes-like blepharitis: It is an ocular disease characterized by inflammation of the eyelid margins. Blepharitis may cause redness of the eyes, itching and irritation of the eyelids in one or both eyes. Its appearance is often confused with conjunctivitis and due to its recurring nature it is the most common cause of "recurrent conjunctivitis" in older people. .
  • Eyelid inflammation: Inflammation of the eyelid
  • Glomerulonephritis: A condition which affects the kidneys and is characterized by inflammatory changes that occur in the glomeruli
  • Gonococcal conjunctivitis: An eye disease that is sexually transmitted. It is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Inclusion conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis which is a sexually transmitted pathogen. The infection can occur in newborns while passing through an infected birth canal. Adult infections tend to be transmitted to the eye from the infected genitals via the hands. Infected swimming ppols or hot tubs may also be a source of infection.
  • Neonatal Conjunctivitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye of a neonate
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic form, familial: A rare, inherited, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic, sporadic:
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic, sporadic form: A rare kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition. The condition can reoccur even after a kidney transplant.
  • Nephrotic syndrome: A condition involving excess loss of protein in the urine, reduced albumin levels in the blood and swelling.
  • Nephrotic syndrome type 2: A rare, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, early onset, type 3: A rare, early onset kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, idiopathic, steroid-resistant, autosomal recessive: A rare, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, idiopathic, steroid-resistant, familial: A rare, inherited, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, steroid-resistant, sporadic idiopathic: A rare kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition. The condition can reoccur even after a kidney transplant.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, steroid-sensitive: A kidney disease which can lead to end-stage kidney failure but tends to respond well to steroids and immunosuppressive therapies.
  • Periorbital Cellulitis: Bacterial infection of the superficial tissues surrounding the eyes, often following a conjunctivitis or middle ear infection
  • Phosgene oxime -- eye exposure: Phosgen oxime has no useful purpose but may be manufactured for use as a chemical weapon. Eye exposure to the chemicals can cause potentially serious complications such as blindness. The severity of symptoms will vary depending on the extent and duration of the exposure.
  • Phosgene oxime exposure: Phosgene oxime has no useful purpose but may be manufactured for use as a chemical weapon. The chemical is poisonous and exposure can occur through ingestion, inhalation and absorption through the skin. Symptoms will vary depending on the method of exposure, degree of exposure and duration of exposure. The chemical can penetrate clothing.
  • Pulmonary branches stenosis: A very rare disorder where the pulmonary branches are narrower than normal. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of narrowing.
  • Rosacea: Inflammatory rash affecting cheeks, nose, forehead, chin
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Subpulmonary stenosis: A narrowing in the artery that allows blood to flow from the right heart ventricle to the lungs in order to be oxygenated. Severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of narrowing.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Trachoma: Chronic bacterial eye condition in the developing world
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • Underactive thyroid gland: A condition which is characterized by a thyroid gland which is underactive

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