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  1. Coccidioidomycosis - chronic pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis - chronic pulmonary
    Chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is a lung infection caused by breathing in the fungus Coccidioides. Causes The infection is caused by breathing in the spores of a fungus found in the soil in desert regions of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. The disease can have an...
  2. Coccidioidomycosis - disseminated Coccidioidomycosis - disseminated
    Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that spreads through the bloodstream and involves many organs. Causes Coccidioidomycosis is caused by breathing in spores from the fungi Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. These fungi are found in the soil in certain parts of the so...
  3. Cochlear implant Cochlear implant
    A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps people hear. It can be used for people who are deaf or very hard of hearing. A cochlear implant is not the same thing as a hearing aid because it is surgically implanted and works in a different way. There are many different types of cochlea...
  4. Codeine overdose Codeine overdose
    Codeine is a prescription painkiller. Codeine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an expos...
  5. Cold intolerance Cold intolerance
    Cold intolerance is an abnormal sensitivity to a cold environment or cold temperatures. Considerations Cold intolerance can be a symptom of a metabolic problem. Some people (often very thin women) do not tolerate cold environments because they have very little body fat and are unable to keep warm. ...
  6. Cold knife cone biopsy Cold knife cone biopsy
    A cold knife cone biopsy (conization) is a procedure to get a sample of abnormal tissue from the cervix for further examination. See also: Colposcopy-directed biopsy How the Test is Performed This is a surgical procedure. It is done in the hospital while you are either sedated through an IV or und...
  7. Cold stimulation test for Raynaud's phenomenon Cold stimulation test for Raynaud's phenomenon
    The cold stimulation test for Raynaud's phenomenon is a test that measures the temperature of each finger after they are placed in an ice-water bath. How the Test is Performed A heat sensor is taped to your fingers and the temperature is recorded. Your hand is then immersed in ice water for 20 seco...
  8. Colds and the flu - what to ask your doctor - child Colds and the flu - what to ask your doctor - child
    Symptoms of the common cold are a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. Your child may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms. Many different germs, called viruses, cause colds. The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. Below are...
  9. Colic and crying Colic and crying
    Almost all babies go through a fussy period. When crying lasts for longer than about three hours a day and is not caused by a medical problem (such as a hernia or infection), it is called colic. This phenomenon occurs in almost all babies. The only thing that differs is the degree. Causes Colic usu...
  10. Colitis Colitis
    Colitis is swelling (inflammation) of the large intestine (colon). Causes Colitis can have many different causes, including: Acute and chronic infections, including food poisoning Inflammatory disorders (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's colitis, lymphocytic and collagenous colitis) Irritable bowel s...
  11. Collagen vascular disease Collagen vascular disease
    Collagen is a tough, glue-like protein that makes up 30% of body protein. It shapes the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues. Problems with the immune system can affect these structures. This is known as collagen vascular disease. Collagen vascular diseases include: Dermatomyositis ...
  12. Collapsed lung Collapsed lung
    A collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, is the collection of air in the space around the lungs. This buildup of air puts pressure on the lung, so it cannot expand as much as it normally does when you take a breath. Causes A collapsed lung may result from chest trauma, such as gunshot or knife wounds, ri...
  13. College students and H1N1 (swine) flu College students and H1N1 (swine) flu
    H1N1 (swine) flu is spreading across college campuses nationwide. Close living quarters, communal restrooms, and an abundance of social activities means college students have a greater chance of catching swine flu. This article will give you information about swine flu and college students. This is ...
  14. Colles’ wrist fracture Colles’ wrist fracture
    Colles' fracture is a break across the end of the main bone of the forearm (the radius). A Colles' fracture causes the wrist to become extended and shortened. Considerations Wrist fractures are common among children and the elderly. Children's bones are soft and tend to get buckle (torus) fracture...
  15. Coloboma of the iris Coloboma of the iris
    Coloboma of the iris is a hole or defect of the iris of the eye. Most colobomas are present since birth (congenital). Considerations Coloboma of the iris may look like a black, round hole located in or next to the colored part of the eye (iris). It can look like a black notch of different depths at...