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Diseases » Corneal ulcer » Glossary
 

Glossary for Corneal ulcer

  • Acanthamoeba: Several conditions from infection with ameba.
  • Athabaskan severe combined immunodeficiency: A severe immunodeficiency disorder found in Navajo and Apache populations.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis: Infection and inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacteria.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Blepharitis: A common eyelid inflammation
  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Box Jellyfish poisoning: A sting from the Box jellyfish contains a chemical which is toxic to the nerves, heart and skin. This jellyfish is mainly found in the waters of Northern Queensland in Australia. The tentacles should not be removed from the patient as it can cause further injection of poison.
  • Cold sores: Skin cores on the skin, face, or lips.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Cornea disorders: Disorders affecting the cornea of the eye
  • Cornea/lens symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cornea or lens of the eye
  • Corneal abrasion: Scratch on the cornea
  • Corneal flash burns: Corneal injury from bright lights
  • Corneal ulcer: Sore on the eye's cornea
  • Dup (2) (q32.3-qter): A rare chromosomal disorder characterized by various anomalies. The listed symptoms are those observed in two reported cases. The manifestations linked to most genetic defects are often variable to some degree.
  • EEC syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by absence of fingers and toes, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip or cleft palate.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Eye infection: AN infection that occurs in the eye
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Eyelid twitch: Involuntary twitching or blinking of the eyelids
  • Fluconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Fluconazole (an antifungal drug) 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 level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Gonococcal conjunctivitis: An eye disease that is sexually transmitted. It is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Herpes, Neonatal -- Mucocutaneous and Ocular Infection: Mucocutaneous herpes infection in neonates is a herpes infection of the mucous membranes within the first six weeks of life. The virus may be transmitted from the mother to the baby while it is still in the uterus or during delivery. The risk of transmitting the virus is highest if genital herpes is contracted during the late stages of the pregnancy. A mother with long standing or recurring herpes infection usually has sufficient antibodies to the virus to prevent the infant becoming infected. Neonatal herpes can also be contracted when an infant comes into contact with an infected person e.g. being kissed by and adult with cold sores. A cesarean birth may be advised for mothers who have active genital lesions.
  • Keratitis: Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye
  • Keratosis palmoplantaris -- corneal dystrophy: A rare condition where a deficiency of a liver enzyme (tyrosinase aminotransferase) causes tyrosine levels in the blood to increase and result in eye problems, mental retardation and horny skin lesions which develop on pressure points on the hands and feet.
  • Leiner Disease: A skin and immune system disorder occurring in newborns and characterized by a patch of thick red skin that usually starts on the buttocks and spreads to other parts of the body. Recurring infections, failure to thrive, wasting and nervous system deficiency are also symptomatic of the condition.
  • Miconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Miconazole 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 level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Navajo neurohepatopathy: A rare genetic disease found in Navajo populations. It involves peripheral nerve degeneration, liver disease and corneal ulcers. The genetic disease is believed to be caused by maternal exposure to uranium from waters contaminated by old mines.
  • Neonatal Conjunctivitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye of a neonate
  • Nosocomial infections: Any infection that originates in a hospital
  • Pasteurella multocida: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Pasteurella multocida. It is often transmitted through bites and scratches from pets and it can be found in mammals and fowl.
  • Pneumococcus: Bacteria causing ear infections, pneumococcal pneumonia, and pneumococcal meningitis.
  • Popliteal pterygium syndrome, lethal type: A rare lethal condition characterized by webbing of skin as well as various other physical and mental abnormalities.
  • Pterygium, Popliteal, lethal type: A rare lethal condition characterized by webbing of skin as well as various other physical and mental abnormalities.
  • Red eye: Redness of the eyes
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Southwestern Athabaskan genetic diseases: A group of four genetic diseases that are unique to the Navajo and Apache (Southwestern Athabaskan) populations. The disease are Athabaskan severe combined immunodeficiency, Navajo neurohepatopathy, Navajo poikiloderma and Athabaskan brainstem dysgenesis.
  • Thyroid eye disease: Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune eye condition that, while separate from thyroid disease, is often seen in conjunction with Graves' Disease.
  • Trachoma: Chronic bacterial eye condition in the developing world
  • Trigeminal anesthesia, familial: A familial eye condition characterized by reduced eye sensation which can result in increased risk of eye damage.
  • Vitamin A deficiency: Dietary deficiency of vitamin A
  • Watery eye: Watering or tearing eyes

 

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