Pyoderma gangrenosum (pie-oh-DER-muh gang-ruh-NO-sum) is a rare condition that causes large.

DEFINITION Pyoderma gangrenosum (pie-oh-DER-muh gang-ruh-NO-sum) is a rare condition that causes large, painful sores (ulcers) to develop on your skin, most often on your legs. It’s not certain what causes pyoderma gangrenosum, but it appears to be a disorder of … Continue reading Pyoderma gangrenosum (pie-oh-DER-muh gang-ruh-NO-sum) is a rare condition that causes large.

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.

DEFINITION Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it’s marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like “whoop.” Before the vaccine was developed, whooping cough was … Continue reading Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.

People develop voice problems for many reasons, such as misuse of their vocal cords, Allergies and Cancer.

DEFINITION People develop voice problems for many reasons, such as misuse of their vocal cords, Allergies and Cancer. Mayo Clinic has voice specialists who can diagnose and treat any kind of voice disorder. Continue reading People develop voice problems for many reasons, such as misuse of their vocal cords, Allergies and Cancer.

Dengue (DENG-gey) Fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.

DEFINITION Dengue (DENG-gey)¬†Fever¬†is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild Dengue¬†Fever¬†causes high¬†Fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of Dengue¬†Fever, also called Dengue hemorrhagic¬†Fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden … Continue reading Dengue (DENG-gey)¬†Fever¬†is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.

Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system your nose, throat and lungs.

DEFINITION Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the Flu, is not the same as the stomach “Flu” viruses that cause¬†Diarrhea¬†and vomiting. Influenza and its complications can be deadly. … Continue reading Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system your nose, throat and lungs.

Complex regional pain syndrome is an uncommon form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg.

DEFINITION Complex regional pain syndrome¬†is an uncommon form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg.¬†Complex regional pain syndrome¬†typically develops after an injury, surgery, Stroke or¬†Heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity … Continue reading Complex regional pain syndrome¬†is an uncommon form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg.

Vasovagal Syncope (vay-zoh-VAY-gul SING-kuh-pee) is one of the most common causes of fainting.

DEFINITION Vasovagal Syncope (vay-zoh-VAY-gul SING-kuh-pee) is one of the most common causes of fainting. Vasovagal Syncope occurs when your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The vasovagal Syncope trigger causes a … Continue reading Vasovagal Syncope (vay-zoh-VAY-gul SING-kuh-pee) is one of the most common causes of fainting.

Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye.

DEFINITION Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause sensitivity to light and glare. Keratoconus usually … Continue reading Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye.

Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum.

DEFINITION Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often severe pain and swelling. Testicular torsion is most common between ages 12 and 16, … Continue reading Testicular torsion occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum.