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  1. Disease, Ritter Disease, Ritter
    Disease, Ritter: This is the scalded skin syndrome, a potentially serious side effect of infection with the Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria that produces a specific protein which loosens the "cement" holding the various layers of the skin together. This allows blister formation and sloughi...
  2. Disease, rotator cuff Disease, rotator cuff
    Disease, rotator cuff: Damage to the rotator cuff, a group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and move the shoulder in various directions. A common cause of shoulder pain, rotator cuff disease can be due to trauma (e.g., from falling and injuring the shoulder or from overuse in sport...
  3. Disease, rotavirus Disease, rotavirus
    Disease, rotavirus:A leading cause of severe winter diarrhea in young children. Each year, rotavirus (RV) causes an estimated 500,000 doctor visits and 50,000 hospital admissions in the United States. Almost every child catches RV before entering school but, with rehydration (and good nutrition...
  4. Disease, sickle cell Disease, sickle cell
    Disease, sickle cell: A genetic blood disorder caused by the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin. These hemoglobin molecules tend to aggregate after unloading oxygen forming long, rod-like strictures that force the red cells to assume a sickle shape. Unlike normal red cells, which are usua...
  5. Disease, single gene Disease, single gene
    Disease, single gene: See Single gene disease....
  6. Disease, sixth Disease, sixth
    Disease, sixth: A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash. The causative agent is herpesvirus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease. Also known as Exanthem subitum (s...
  7. Disease, sleeping Disease, sleeping
    Disease, sleeping: See: Sleeping disease....
  8. Disease, startle Disease, startle
    Disease, startle: A genetic disorder also known as hyperexplexia in which babies have an exaggerated startle reflex (reaction). This disorder was not recognized until 1962 when it was described by Drs. Kok and Bruyn as a disease with the onset at birth of hypertonia (stiffness), exaggerated startle ...
  9. Disease, Stein-Leventhal Disease, Stein-Leventhal
    Disease, Stein-Leventhal: Known descriptively as polycystic ovarian (PCO) disease, this syndrome is basically an hormonal problem that causes women to have various symptoms including: Irregular or no periods Acne Obesity, and Excess hair growth. All women wit...
  10. Disease, Still Disease, Still
    Disease, Still: See: Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid....
  11. Disease, subclinical Disease, subclinical
    Disease, subclinical: An illness that stays below the surface of clinical detection. A subclinical disease has no recognizable clinical findings. It is distinct from a clinical disease, which has signs and symptoms that can be recognized. Many diseases, including diabetes, hypothyroidism, and rh...
  12. Disease, Takayasu Disease, Takayasu
    Disease, Takayasu: See: Takayasu disease....
  13. Disease, Tay-Sachs Disease, Tay-Sachs
    Disease, Tay-Sachs: See: Tay-Sachs disease....
  14. Disease, Tsutsugamushi Disease, Tsutsugamushi
    Disease, Tsutsugamushi: Scrub typhus, a mite-borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or tache noire) at the site of the ...
  15. Disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob
    Disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob: Abbreviated vCJD. A human disease thought due to the same infectious agent as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Both the human and bovine disorders are invariably fatal brain diseases with unusually long incubation periods measured in yea...