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Glossary for Weber-Christian disease

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Arthralgia: Pain in the joints, often a symptom of arthritis.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is defined histologically as a diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules. The progression of liver injury to cirrhosis may occur over weeks to years.
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Panniculitis: A group of conditions that cause inflammation of the subcutaneous fat.
  • Pfeiffer-Weber-Christian syndrome: A rare skin disorder characterized by recurring inflammation of the fatty layer of the skin and the development of nodules which can vary in size from 1 to 2 cm. The face and hands are not usually affected and the legs and feet tend to be the most commonly affected. The condition tends to reoccur within weeks or months.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: A scarring condition that affects the lungs
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A rare disorder involving the formation of a fibrous mass of tissue in the hollow space at the back of the abdomen. The mass can affect the flow of urine to the kidneys and may also affect other abdominal organs.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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