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Glossary for Edema

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  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acanthocheilonemiasis: A rare tropical infection caused by a particular threadworm usually found in Africa. It may cause skin rashes, muscle and joint pains, neurologic disorders and skin lumps. The cerebrospinal fluid may also contain the larvae.
  • Acute kidney failure: The sudden and acute loss of kidney function
  • Acute rheumatic fever: Bacterial joint infection with risk of heart complications.
  • Acute upper respiratory infection: Upper respiratory tract infections, are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx
  • Amlodipine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amlodipine 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.
  • Anaphylaxis: An immediate hypersensitivity reaction due to the exposure of a specific antigen to a sensitized individual
  • Andersen disease: An rare inborn error of metabolism involving glycogen storage and characterized by cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure. Lack of the amyl-transglucosidase enzyme and abnormal glycogen causes the condition.
  • Anemic -- hematuria syndrome: An epidemic disease in Argentina which has a prolonged recovery time but usually there are no complications. Symptoms vary between seasons so that affected patients suffer anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration in summer but suffer reduced urination, excess blood, albumin and renal casts in the urine. Other symptoms occur irrespective of the season.
  • Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma: A form of cancer which tends to be systemic in nature and thus cancer cells can be found in various parts of the body such as the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, skin and bone marrow.
  • Ankle swelling: Ankle swelling often from injury or fluid retention.
  • Anthrax: A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal.
  • Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: An abnormal opening or connection between the aorta and the main pulmonary artery. It can occur through a traumatic penetrating injury or may be a complication of surgery. Severe cases can lead to heart failure.
  • Aortic coarctation: A rare inherited birth defect where the heart blood vessel called the aorta has a narrowed area which affects blood flow. The degree of constriction is variable which mild cases asymptomatic until adulthood. The poor blood flow to the lower body gives results in it appearing less developed than that upper body.
  • Aplasia cutis congenital -- intestinal lymphangiectasia: A rare disorder characterized by a skin defect and dilated intestinal lymph vessels.
  • Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity
  • Aspirin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Aspirin 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.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bone marrow failure -- neurologic abnormalities: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of bone marrow failure and neurological abnormalities.
  • Boston Ivy poisoning: The leaves of the Boston Ivy plant oxalates which is toxic to humans. The severity of symptoms depends on the quantity of leaves consumed. Skin symptoms can also occur if the skin comes into contact with the leaves.
  • 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.
  • Cachexia: physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass caused by disease
  • Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart
  • Chagas disease: A parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insect bites or blood transfusions. The disease primarily involves the heart and gastrointestinal system.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Glufosinate: Glufosinate is a chemical used mainly in herbicides. 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.
  • Chromosome 3, monosomy 3p14 p11: A rare chromosomal disorder characterized by facial and limb abnormalities as well as lymphedema.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
  • Cirrhosis of liver: diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules
  • Classical Hodgkin disease: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted.
  • Combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 5: An inherited mitochondrial disorder which starts before birth and usually results in death within months of birth.
  • Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1H: Congenital disorders of glycosylation is a group of very rare inherited metabolic disorder where defective carbohydrate compounds are attached to glycoproteins and thus impairing glycoprotein function. Type Ih is caused by a defect on chromosome 11pter-p15.5 and involves the gene for a particular enzyme (dolichyl-P-glucose:Glc-1-Man-9-GlcNAc-2-PP-dolichyl-alpha-3-glucosyltransferase).
  • Congestive heart failure: A condition which is characterized by breathlessness due to oedema and congestion of the lungs
  • Cor pulmonale: Right ventricular enlargement and failure caused by pulmonary hypertension.
  • Cushing's disease: A condition of hyperadrenocorticism which is secondary to excessive pituitary secretion of ACTH. Cushing's disease is different to Cushing's syndrome which refers to the effects of glucocorticoid excess from any cause.
  • 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.
  • Danazol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Danazol (used to treat endometriosis) 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.
  • Decreased cardiac output: descreased amount of blood pumped by the heart
  • Deep vein thrombosis: The formation of a thrombosis in the deep veins usually within the legs
  • Dextrocardia-bronchiectasis-sinusitis: A genetic disorder characterized by sinusitis, bronchiectasis and situs inversus.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy: A rare chronic heart muscle condition where one or both heart ventricles are dilated or have impaired contractility.
  • Diltiazem -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Diltiazem 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.
  • Distichiasis -- heart and vasculature anomalies: A rare birth syndrome characterized by heart and blood vessel abnormalities as well as the growth of an extra row of eyelashes.
  • EGE: A rare disorder where white blood cells (eosinophils) infiltrate the layers of the lining of the stomach and intestines and cause gastrointestinal symptoms. The degree of infiltration will determine the severity of symptoms.
  • Eclampsia: serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions
  • Ectodermal dysplasia -- arthrogryposis -- diabetes mellitus: A rare syndrome characterized by diabetes, short stature and tooth, hair and nail abnormalities.
  • Edema in children: Edema in children refers to a child who has swelling or puffiness generally caused by an accumulation of excessive fluid.
  • Edema in pregnancy: Edema in pregnancy is a noticeable swelling, usually occurring in peripheral parts of the body due to retention of fluid.
  • Encephalopathy progressive -- optic atrophy: A rare birth disorder characterized by progressive brain disease, facial anomalies and eye problems.
  • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome: A life-threatening condition caused by ingesting tryptophan.
  • Eosinophilic enteropathy, pattern II: A rare disorder where white blood cells (eosinophils) infiltrate the top layers of the lining of the stomach and small intestine.
  • Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia: A rare autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of a mixture of various types of antibodies (crylglobulins) in the blood.
  • Excessive dieting: Excessive limitation of food intake can lead to problems and effects such as dizziness, depression, intestinal problems, edema and impaired growth.
  • Exfoliative dermatitis: Form of dermatitis where skin flakes or falls off.
  • Felodipine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Felodipine (an antihypertensive 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.
  • Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
  • Fructose-1-phosphate aldolase deficiency, hereditary: An inherited metabolic disorder where deficiency of the enzyme fructose-1-phsophate aldolase prevents fructose being metabolized resulting in fructose intolerance.
  • Fungemia: The presence of fungi in the blood. Most commonly occurs in people with a compromised immune system. Other risk factors include dialysis, burns, diabetes and use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids. The severity of symptoms is variable.
  • Gastritis, familial giant hypertrophic: A rare inherited chronic disorder characterized by overgrowth of the stomach lining resulting in excessive folds.
  • Generalised Oedema: This is where there is oedema in the legs, face and arms
  • Generalized edema: The occurrence of oedema all over the but particularly over the lower half of the legs
  • Ginseng overuse: Excessive use of ginseng can cause symptoms.
  • Glomerulonephritis: A condition which affects the kidneys and is characterized by inflammatory changes that occur in the glomeruli
  • Goldberg syndrome: A rare lysosomal storage disorder characterized by an enzyme deficiency (neuraminidase and beta-galactosidase) which results in a build-up of glycoproteins in the urine. There are three main subtypes: infantile, juvenile and adult forms. The early infantile form is the most severe and often results in death during infancy.
  • Goodpasture syndrome: A rare disease involving inflammation of membranes in the lung and kidneys.
  • Goodpasture's syndrome: A condition which is characterized by glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage with circulating antibodies against basement membranes.
  • Harlequin type ichthyosis: A very rare genetic skin disorder where a newborn is covered with large plates of thick skin that cracks and splits.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
  • Hemangiomatosis, familial pulmonary capillary: A rare condition involving the excessive proliferation of lung capillaries which results in pulmonary hypertension.
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn: Blood disease in newborns mainly related to Rh incompatibility
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome: A rare condition characterized by acute kidney failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia (reduced blood platelet count). The condition is often caused by upper respiratory infections or infectious diarrhea.
  • Hepatic failure: loss of normal liver function and metabolism of products by the liver
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Hepatorenal tyrosinemia: A rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of particular enzymes which prevents the breakdown of tyrosine which then builds up in the liver. Type 1 involves a deficiency of the enzyme fumaril acetoacetate hydrolase.
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Hodgkin's disease, adult: A type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system in adults. The lymphatic system forms part of the body's immune system. This type of cancer can also occur in children.
  • Hodgkin's disease, childhood: A type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system in children. The lymphatic system forms part of the body's immune system. This type of cancer can also occur in children.
  • Hodgkin's disease, nodular sclerosis: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted. The nodular sclerosing form is the most common subtype of classical Hodgkin's disease.
  • Hypernatraemia: increased concentration of sodium in the blood
  • Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
  • Hypertensive heart disease: Heart disease that is caused by hypertension
  • Hypoalbuminemia: Low levels of albumin (protein) in the blood.
  • Ichthyosis congenita, Harlequin fetus type: A very rare genetic skin disorder where a newborn is covered with large plates of thick skin that cracks and splits.
  • Ichthyosis congenita, harlequin type: A very rare genetic skin disorder where a newborn is covered with large plates of thick skin that cracks and splits.
  • Indomethacin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Indomethacin 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.
  • Inherited Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome: A condition which is characterized by thrombotic microangiography occurring with renal failure, hemolytic anemia and severe thrombocytopenia
  • Intestinal Lymphangiectasia: A condition which is characterized by the dilation of the lymphatic vessels of the intestines
  • Intestinal capillariasis: Infection with a type of roundworm (Capillaria phillipinensis) found in the Phillipines and Thailand. Infection can occur by eating raw contaminated freshwater fish.
  • Irons-Bhan syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by lymphoedema in the legs, heart defects and a hydrocele (swollen testicles).
  • Ischemic heart disease: Heart disease from reduced blood flow to the heart
  • Junin virus:
  • Kaposi sarcoma: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also affect the lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. There are four forms of the condition: Classical Indolent form, Endemic African KS, iatrogenic KS and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated KS. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ and lymphatic system involvement.
  • Kaposi sarcoma, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated form: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also occur in lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. The AIDS-associated form is aggressive and tends to occur mainly on the face, genitals and lower extremities with internal organs often being involved as well. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ involvement.
  • Kaposi sarcoma, iatrogenic form: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also occur in lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. The iatrogenic form tends to occur mainly on the lower legs but the internal organs are often involved as well. It generally affects immunosuppressed patients and can be aggressive or fairly benign. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ involvement.
  • Kawasaki disease: A childhood illness that generally affects the skin, mouth and lymph nodes.
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
  • Leg conditions: Conditions that affect ones leg
  • Leg injury: Any injury that occurs to ones legs
  • Leg swelling: Swelling of one or both legs
  • Letterer-Siwe disease: A rare usually fatal condition characterized by skin lesions, bleeding tendency, enlarged liver and spleen, enlarged lymph nodes and progressive anemia. The condition is caused by excessive proliferation of histiocytes.
  • Lipoprotein glomerulopathy: A rare form of kidney disease which causes proteinuria and progressive kidney failure.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Lymphatic Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
  • Lymphatic oedema: Oedema caused by problems with the lymphatic system
  • Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphocyte depletion Hodgkin's disease: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted. The lymphocyte depleted form is the least common form of Hodgkin's disease.
  • Lymphoedema: Swelling due to the increase of lymphatic fluid in particular are of the body.
  • Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: A rare kidney disorder characterized by impaired kidney function due to inflammation and changes to the cells that make up the kidneys which affects it's ability to function as a filtering organ.
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, X-linked: A kidney disorder inherited in a X-linked manner which means that only males are symptomatic but females may be carriers.
  • Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type 1: A rare kidney disorder characterized by impaired kidney function due to autoimmune processes that cause inflammation and changes to the cells that make up the kidneys.
  • Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type III: A rare kidney disorder characterized by impaired kidney function due to changes to the cells that make up the kidneys which affect it's ability to filter blood.
  • Microcephaly -- microphthalmos -- blindness: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, small eyes and blindness.
  • Mitral valve disease: Any disease that affects the mitral valve
  • Mixed cellularity Hodgkin's disease: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted. The mixed cellularity type if often associated with infection with HIV or Epstein Barr virus.
  • Multiple joint dislocations -- metaphyseal dysplasia: A rare disorder characterized by multiple joint dislocations and abnormal bone development as well as various other anomalies.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Ménétrier's disease: Rare chronic disease with excessive growth of skin folds in the stomach.
  • 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: A very rare form of kidney disease caused by a genetic defect and steroid treatment is of no benefit.
  • 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.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neu-Laxova Syndrome: A rare fatal genetic disorder characterized by microcephaly and multiple congenital abnormalities. Death occurs during the fetal or newborn stage.
  • Nevus of ota retinitis pigmentosa: A very rare syndrome characterized by abnormal pigmentation of the eye and the skin surrounding the eye.
  • Nifedipine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Nifedipine 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.
  • Nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal proliferation of a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte. Hodgkin's lymphoma is classified into classical types and nodular lymphocyte predominant type. The nodular form tends to be more localized than the classical form. Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is further subdivided into four subgroups depending on the cell composition of the lymphoma: nodular sclerosing, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte rich and lymphocyte depleted.
  • Nutritional deficiency: Any deficiency of the nutrients that are required to sustain human life
  • OHSS: Excessive stimulation of the ovaries that usually occurs as a complication of in vitro fertilization but may also occur spontaneously. The degree of excessive ovarian stimulation may vary from mild to severe.
  • Obal syndrome: The association of eye problems with severe malnutrition. The condition occurred frequently in soldiers, prisoners of war and people in concentration camps.
  • Occupational Cancer -- Hodgkin's lymphoma: Occupational exposure to wood dust can increase the risk of developing Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Oedema of the lower extremity: An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the lower extremity
  • Oedema of the upper extremity: The abnormal accumulation of fluid in the upper extremity
  • Opitz-Reynolds-Fitzgerald syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by extra little fingers, deafness and bone abnormalities of the face.
  • POEMS syndrome: A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P - polyneuropathy, O - organopathy, E - endocrinopathy, M - monoclonal gammopathy, S - skin changes.
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart
  • Phenylbutazone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Phenylbutazone 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.
  • Plasmodium malariae: A protozoan that causes quartan malaria
  • Plasmodium ovale: A protozoan that causes malaria
  • Plasmodium vivax: A protozoan that causes malaria
  • 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.
  • Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis: A condition characterized by glomerulonephritis which occurs after a streptococcal infection
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Premenstrual syndrome: A collection of symptoms that some women suffer that occurs directly before menstruation
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 1: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 1 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 3p12-q13.2.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 2: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 2 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 6p21.3.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 3: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 3 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 1p31.2.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease of the liver.
  • Protein deficiency:
  • Protein-losing enteropathy:
  • Proximal spinal muscular atrophy: A rare group of muscle disorders which mainly affects the muscles closest to the trunk of the body. Muscles become progressively weak and wasted due to damage to motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem.
  • Pulmonary cystic lymphangiectasis: A rare congenital condition where the lungs fail to develop normally. The disorder is characterized by the presence of dilated lymph ducts throughout the lungs.
  • Pulmonary edema: A condition which is characterized by engorgement of the pulmonary vessels and transudation of fluid into the alveoli
  • Pulmonary lymphangiectasia, congenital: A rare congenital condition where the lungs fail to develop normally. The disorder is characterized by the presence of dilated lymph ducts throughout the lungs.
  • Pulmonary oedema: Caused by changes in the hydrostatic forces in capillaries or increased capillary permeability that results in diffuse oedema in pulmonary tissues and air spaces
  • Recurring airway infection:
  • Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.
  • Schneckenbecken dysplasia: A very rare genetic disorder involving defective bone and cartilage development which causes cleft palate, short neck, short stature, unusual iliac shape and other bone abnormalities. The condition generally results in stillbirth or death soon after birth.
  • Single ventricular heart: A rare birth defect where the heart has only one ventricle instead of two.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy, type I, with congenital bone fractures: A group of inherited motor neuron diseases involving progressive muscle weakness and wasting due to degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord. Bone fractures also occur in newborn infants.
  • St. Anthony's fire: Very painful burning sensation in the arms and legs caused by excessive exposure to ergotamines. Ergotamines are produced by particular fungi. It is also a drug used for such things as migraine controls and to induce abortions. Ergotamines result in the constriction of blood vessels which can result in tissue death (gangrene) and is also toxic to nerves.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Tang Hsi Ryu syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by enlarged liver and spleen, increased pigmentation and abnormal peripheral nerve functioning.
  • Thyroid disorders: Any medical condition which affects the thyroid
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • Tricuspid atresia: A rare congenital malformation where the tricuspid valve is absent and hence the right atrium is not connected to the right ventricle
  • Tricuspid valve diseases: Any disease that affects the tricuspid valve
  • Trypanosomiasis:
  • Type IV Glycogen Storage Disease: A condition which is characterized by a disease affecting glycogen storage
  • Tyrosinemia: A rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of particular enzymes which prevents the breakdown of tyrosine which then builds up in the liver.
  • Tyrosinemia Type I: A condition which is characterized by an increase in the concentration of tyrosine in the blood
  • Uhl anomaly: A rare congenital heart malformation where the myocardial layer (muscle wall of the heart) of the right ventricle is completely or partially absent.
  • Unilateral oedema of the lower extremity: Unilateral swelling of the lower extremity caused by the abnormal accumulation of tluid
  • Varicose veins: Appearance of veins in the skin
  • Vitamin E deficiency: Deficiency of Vitamin E
  • Waldmann disease: A rare digestive disorder where the lymph glands that feed the small intestine lining are enlarged. The enlargement may be due to causes or a result of other conditions.
  • Water Intoxication: Excessive water intake can lead to water intoxication and ultimately death.
  • West African Trypanosomiasis: West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly
  • Whipple's Disease: Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection
  • X chromosome, duplication Xq13 1 q21 1: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • X chromosome, monosomy Xp22 pter: A condition that is characterised by the occurrence of only one X chromosome in the genotype of an individual
  • X chromosome, monosomy Xq28: A condition that is characterised by the occurrence of only one X chromosome in the genotype of an individual
  • X chromosome, trisomy 26-28: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • X chromosome, trisomy Xp3: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • X chromosome, trisomy Xpter Xq13: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • X chromosome, trisomy Xq: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • X chromosome, trisomy Xq25: A condition characterised by the duplication of the long arm of chromosome X.
  • Yellow nail syndrome: A rare nail condition characterized by thickened yellow nails as well as swelling of parts of the body due to lymphatic drainage problems resulting from blocked or damaged lymphatic system.

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