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  1. Disease, Behcet's Disease, Behcet's
    Disease, Behcet's: See: Behcet's syndrome....
  2. Disease, Bernard-Soulier Disease, Bernard-Soulier
    Disease, Bernard-Soulier (giant platelet syndrome):This disease is a primary problem of platelets in which the platelets lack the ability to stick adequately to injured blood vessel walls. This is a crucial aspect of the process of forming a blood clot, and as a result of this problem there is a...
  3. Disease, Binswanger Disease, Binswanger
    Disease, Binswanger: A form of dementia with blood vessel abnormalities in the deep white-matter of the brain causing loss of memory, decreasing cognition, and mood changes. Patients usually show signs of abnormal blood pressure (too high or too low), stroke, blood abnormalities, disease of the larg...
  4. Disease, bipolar Disease, bipolar
    Disease, bipolar: See: Bipolar disorder....
  5. Disease, black lung Disease, black lung
    Disease, black lung: See: Black lung disease....
  6. Disease, Bornholm Disease, Bornholm
    Disease, Bornholm: Bornholm disease is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 to 14 days. The most com...
  7. Disease, Bowen's Disease, Bowen's
    Disease, Bowen: An early stage of skin cancer. Bowen disease is medically the same as "squamous cell carcinoma in situ." Squamous cell carcinoma is a tumor that develops from the squamous cells which are flat, scale-like cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epithelium). The term "in situ" (borr...
  8. Disease, Bright's Disease, Bright's
    Disease, Bright's: Chronic inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidney with protein, specifically albumin, in the urine. There are a number of disorders that lead to Bright's disease. With nothing more sophisticated than a candle and a silver spoon, the English physician Richard Bright (1789-185...
  9. Disease, Brill-Zinsser Disease, Brill-Zinsser
    Disease, Brill-Zinsser: Recrudescence of epidemic typhus years after the initial attack. The agent that causes epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii) remains viable for many years and then when host defenses are down, it is reactivated causing recurrent typhus. The disease is named for the physicia...
  10. Disease, Canavan Disease, Canavan
    Disease, Canavan: A severe progressive inherited (genetic) disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). The signs of Canavan disease usually appear when the children are between 3 and 6 months of age. They include developmental delay (significant motor slowness), enlargement of the head (macrocepha...
  11. Disease, cardiovascular Disease, cardiovascular
    Disease, cardiovascular: Disease affecting the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, shock, endocarditis, diseases of the aorta and its branches, disor...
  12. Disease, Castleman Disease, Castleman
    Disease, Castleman's: A disorder of lymphoid tissue (lymphadenopathy) with massive overgrowth (hyperplasia) of lymph nodes ("swollen glands"), most commonly affecting the nodes between the lungs (in the mediastinum). There are two quite different forms of Castleman's disease. One form, found in 90...
  13. Disease, cat scratch Disease, cat scratch
    Disease, cat scratch: A bacterial infection due to a cat scratch seen most often today in people with HIV. The disease characteristically presents with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), sore throat, fatigue, and fever, chills, sweats, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss. There is usuall...
  14. Disease, Chagas Disease, Chagas
    Disease, Chagas: See: Chagas disease....
  15. Disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth
    Disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth: See: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease....