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  1. Complement component 4 Complement component 4
    Complement component 4 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein that is part of the complement system. The complement system is a group of proteins that move freely through your bloodstream. The proteins work with your immune system and play a role in the development of inflam...
  2. Complement fixation test to C. burnetii Complement fixation test to C. burnetii
    This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies to Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) bacteria in the blood. This highly infectious bacteria causes Q fever. How the Test is Performed Antibodies defend the body against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other foreign substances, called antigens. Cert...
  3. Complex regional pain syndrome Complex regional pain syndrome
    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg. Causes Doctors aren't sure what causes CRPS. In some cases, the sympathetic nervous system plays an important role in the pain. Another theory is that CRPS is c...
  4. Comprehensive metabolic panel Comprehensive metabolic panel
    A comprehensive metabolic panel is a group of chemical tests performed on the blood serum (the part of blood that doesn't contain cells). These tests include total cholesterol, total protein, and various electrolytes. Electrolytes in the body include sodium, potassium, chlorine, and many others. The...
  5. Compression fractures of the back Compression fractures of the back
    Compression fractures of the back are broken vertebrae, which are the bones of the spine. Causes In a compression fracture of the vertebra, the vertebral bone collapses. More than one vertebra may be affected. This condition may be caused by: Osteoporosis (the most common cause), which is caused ...
  6. Concussion Concussion
    A concussion is a brain injury that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance, coordination, and sleep patterns. See also: Concussion - first ai...
  7. Concussion - adults - discharge Concussion - adults - discharge
    Healing or recovering from a concussion takes time. It may take days to weeks, or even months. You may be irritable, have trouble concentrating, be unable to remember things, have headaches, dizziness, and blurry vision. These problems will probably recover slowly. You may want to get help from fami...
  8. Concussion - child - discharge Concussion - child - discharge
    Your child was treated for a concussion, a mild brain injury that can result when the head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. It can affect how your child’s brain works for a while. It may also have made your child lose consciousness for a while. Your child may have a bad he...
  9. Concussion - what to ask your doctor - adult Concussion - what to ask your doctor - adult
    You have had a concussion, a mild brain injury. It can affect how your brain works for a while. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your concussion. Questions What type of symptoms or problems will I have? Will I have problems thinking or reme...
  10. Concussion - what to ask your doctor - child Concussion - what to ask your doctor - child
    Your child has a concussion, a mild brain injury. It can affect how your child’s brain works for a while. It may also have made your child lose consciousness for a while. Your child may have a bad headache. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take car...
  11. Condoms Condoms
    A condom is a type of birth control (contraceptive) that is worn during intercourse to prevent pregnancy and the spread of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as: Chlamydia Gonorrhea HIV See also: Female condoms Information Other than a vasectomy, the condom is the only availab...
  12. Conduct disorder Conduct disorder
    Conduct disorder is a disorder of childhood and adolescence that involves chronic behavior problems, such as: Defiant, impulsive, or antisocial behavior Drug use Criminal activity Causes Conduct disorder has been associated with: Child abuse Family conflicts Genetic defects Parental drug addic...
  13. Confusion Confusion
    Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, remembering, and making decisions. See also: Dementia, for more information about chronic or long-term confusion. Considerations Confusion may come on quickly ...
  14. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia refers to a group of inherited disorders of the adrenal gland. Causes Congenital adrenal hyperplasia can affect both boys and girls. People with congenital adrenal hyperplasia lack an enzyme needed by the adrenal gland to make the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Wi...
  15. Congenital antithrombin III deficiency Congenital antithrombin III deficiency
    Congenital antithrombin III deficiency is a genetic disorder that causes the blood to clot more than normal. Causes Antithrombin III is a protein in the blood that naturally blocks blood clots from forming. Congenital antithrombin III deficiency is an inherited disease. It occurs when a person rec...