Diseases

Diseases

Lymphedema

Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is an obstruction of lymphatic system characterized by swelling and fluid retention in one or two extremities and is the result...
Astigmatism

Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common eye condition characterized by an optical deficiency particularly blurry vision as a result of irregularity in the curvature...
spinal meningitis

Spinal Meningitis

What is Spinal Meningitis? Meningitis or spinal meningitis is the inflammation of the membrane surrounding or covering the brain and the spinal cord. It is...
Valley fever leg rash

Valley Fever

What is Valley Fever? Valley fever is a disease caused by fungal infection most specifically that of Coccidioides immitis fungi. It is medically termed as...
Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects people already suffering from a skin condition called psoriasis. The onset of arthritis...
Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis

What is Sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a condition characterized by growth of tiny inflammatory cells or granulomas in multiple system of the body most commonly the...
Hepatomegaly

Hepatomegaly

What is Hepatomegaly? This condition occurs when your liver becomes enlarged. Your liver is located in your upper right quadrant of the abdomen and is...
Pituitary adenoma

Pituitary Adenoma

What is Pituitary Adenoma? This is an abnormal growth of cells in your anterior pituitary gland and is also called pituitary gland tumors. Your pituitary...
Meningioma

Meningioma

What is Meningioma? This is a type of brain tumor that develops in your meninges, which is the membrane that covers your spinal cord and...
Mumps

Mumps

What is Mumps? Mumps is an inflammation of your parotid glands. Your parotid glands can be found at the back of each of your cheeks...
multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? This is a medical disease of your central nervous system. At this time it is considered an autoimmune disease which is...
Liposarcoma tissue stain

Liposarcoma

What is Liposarcoma? This is a tumor that shows up in the fat cells that are located in the deep soft tissue which can happen...
Folliculitis

Folliculitis

What is Folliculitis? This medical condition is an infection of your hair follicles, which is a little pouch from which your hair grows from. It...
osteomalacia

Osteomalacia

What is Osteomalacia? In medical terms the word down osteo means bone and malacia means soft so when you combine the two words it means...
Neurosarcoidosis

Neurosarcoidosis

What is Neurosarcoidosis? This is not a disease but is a complication or neurological manifestations of a more serious disease called Sarcoidosis. This manifestation of...
Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis

What is Neurofibromatosis? This is a medical disorder in which the cell growth is disturbed within your nervous system and cause tumors to form on...
Myxedema photos

Myxedema

What is Myxedema? This is a very difficult skin condition. If you have hypothyroidism, which is when your thyroid gland is not making enough of...
Fifth disease

Fifth Disease

What is Fifth Disease? This is a common skin related disease that can infect children. The medical name for this disease is Erythema Infectiosum. It...
Emphysema

Emphysema

What is Emphysema? This is a progressive long term lung disease and is a type of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The reason that it...
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? This is a progressive genetic disorder of muscle atrophy that normally affects just males. There are over three thousand five...
Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis? This medical disorder is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It affects your liver, pancreas, intestine, sex organs, sinuses, and most critically...
Celiac disease

Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease? This is an autoimmune disorder that affects your digestive system that can cause you to have intolerance for gluten protein and...
Carbuncle

Carbuncle

What are Carbuncles? A carbuncle is used to describe a group of boils that are connected or an abscess that is bigger than a boil...
swimmers ear

Swimmer’s Ear

What is a Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is medically termed as Otitis externa. It is an infection of the outer ear and the ear canal...
Ebola hemorrhagic fever

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

What is Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever? Ebola Hemorrhagic fever is a human disease that is severe and potentially fatal. The disease is marked by severe internal...
Pinguecula pictures

Pinguecula

What is Pinguecula? Pinguecula is a fairly common non-cancerous disease of the conjunctiva. This condition is characterized by a yellowish and slightly raised thickening of...
osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is coined from Greek word “ostoun” that means bone and “poros” to mean pore. It is the disease of the bone...
vasculitis

Vasculitis

What is Vasculitis? Vasculitis is a group of uncommon disorder of the blood vessels marked by inflammation involving both the arteries and veins. The condition...
sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia

What is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder of the hemoglobin characterized by an abnormality in the shape which should be...
craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis

What is Craniosynostosis? Craniosynostosis is a birth defect involving the development of the skull characterized by premature fusion of one or more suture or the...
dry socket

Dry Socket

What is a Dry Socket? Dry socket is the colloquial term used for the complication that can come as a result of the extraction of...
gangrene of the foot

Gangrene

What is Gangrene? The term gangrene refers to the death of portions of tissue in the human body as a result of a complete loss...
scleroderma

Scleroderma

What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is a chronic and rare type of autoimmune disease that primarily targets the skin and the body’s connective tissues. The disease...
lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy

What is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, otherwise referred to as lipoatrophy, is a medical condition referring to varied groups of metabolic disorders characterized by abnormal distribution or...
trench foot

Trench Foot

What is Trench Foot? Trench foot is a medical condition characterized by irritation, rash formation, and even ulceration in the foot’s integument resulting from a...
ecchymosis

Ecchymosis

What is Ecchymosis? Ecchymosis is a clinical manifestation characterized by reddish to bluish sometimes purple discoloration of the skin which results from the rupture of...
lipoma

Lipoma

What is a Lipoma? A lipoma is a mass or lump that is composed of adipocytes or fat cells. Lipoma is a very common, noncancerous...