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  1. Knee pain Knee pain
    Pain - knee Causes Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. Simple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems. Knee pain c...
  2. Kneecap dislocation Kneecap dislocation
    Kneecap dislocation occurs when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The problem usually occurs toward the outside of the leg. Causes Kneecap (patella) dislocation is often seen in women. It usually occurs after a sudden change in direction when your le...
  3. Knock knees Knock knees
    Knock knees is a condition in which the lower legs are positioned at an outward angle. When the knees are touching, the ankles are separated. Causes Most children develop a slight knock-kneed stance by the time they are 2 or 3 years old, often with significant separation at the ankles when the knee...
  4. Krabbe disease Krabbe disease
    Krabbe disease is a rare genetic disorder of the nervous system. It is a type of leukodystrophy. Causes A defect in the GALC gene causes Krabbe disease. Persons with this gene defect do not make enough of a substance called galactocerebroside beta-galactosidase (galactosylceramidase). The body need...
  5. Kuru Kuru
    Kuru is a disease of the nervous system. Causes Kuru is an extremely rare disease. It is caused by an infectious protein (prion) found in contaminated human brain tissue. Kuru is found almost exclusively among people from New Guinea, who practiced a form of cannibalism in which the brains of dead p...
  6. Kwashiorkor Kwashiorkor
    Kwashiorkor is a form of malnutrition that occurs when there is not enough protein in the diet. Causes Kwashiorkor is most common in areas where there is: Famine Limited food supply Low levels of education (when people do not understand how to eat a proper diet) This disease is more common in ver...
  7. Kyphosis Kyphosis
    Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture. Causes Kyphosis can occur at any age, although it is rare at birth. Adolescent kyphosis, also known as Scheuermann's disease, is caused by the wedging together of severa...