Glossary for Systemic disorders
Medical terms related to Systemic disorders or mentioned in this section include:
- AIDS: 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.
- Actinomycosis: A chronic infection usually caused by an organism normally found in human bowels and mouths. The disease usually affects the face and neck and results in deep, lumpy abscesses that emit a grainy pus through multiple sinuses.
- Behcet's syndrome: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
- Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
- Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
- Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
- High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
- Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
- Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
- Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
- Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum: Type of chlamydia (sexually transmitted disease)
- Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
- Metabolic disorder: occurs when abnormal chemical reactions occur in the body
- Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
- Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
- Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
- Relapsing Polychondritis: A chronic disease that affects multiple joints resulting in inflammation and degeneration
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Severe systemic infection: diseases that involve many organs or the entire body
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
- Systemic disorders: diseases that involve many organs or the entire body
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
- Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions.
- Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.
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