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Diseases » Tophaceus gout » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tophaceus gout

  • Coccidioidomycosis: An infectious disease caused by a fungus called Coccidioides immitis which is found in the soil. Transmission usually occurs through inhalation but can rarely occur through the skin. Very rarely, infection can spread throughout the body to involve the skin, bones, joints, lungs and central nervous system which can be fatal if untreated.
  • Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
  • Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.

 

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