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Diseases & conditions A-Z List

Diseases & Conditions A-Z List - «X»:

  1. X-ray X-ray
    X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, a machines sends are individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created. Structures that are den...
  2. X-ray - skeleton X-ray - skeleton
    A skeletal x-ray is an imaging test used to detect fractures, tumors, or conditions that cause wearing away (degeneration) of the bone. How the Test is Performed The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider’s office by an x-ray technologist. The tes...
  3. Xanthoma Xanthoma
    Xanthoma is a skin condition in which fat builds up under the surface of the skin. Causes Xanthomas are common, particularly among older adults and people with high blood lipids. Xanthomas vary in size. Some are very small, while others are bigger than 3 inches in diameter. They may appear anywhere...
  4. Xeroderma pigmentosa Xeroderma pigmentosa
    Xeroderma pigmentosa is a rare condition passed down through families in which the skin and tissue covering the eye are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light. Causes Ultraviolet light -- such as that found in sunlight -- damages the genetic material (DNA) in skin cells. Normally, the body repair...
  5. Xerosis Xerosis
    Xerosis is an abnormal dryness of the skin or mucus membranes. Causes Dry skin usually gets worse during the winter. Older people are usually affected more by this condition. Symptoms The skin is dry, scaly, itchy, and red. Fine cracks may appear on the skin. The arms and legs are usually affected ...