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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter C


  1. Copper Transport Disease
    Copper transport disease is a hereditary disorder involving copper metabolism, passed on as X-linked trait. Copper builds up at unusually low levels in the brain and liver, but higher level than normal in the intestinal lining and kidney. [read more]

  2. Coproporhyria
    Coproporhyria, also known as Porphria, is a term used to define a set of hereditary disorders arising from troubles in the body's manufacture of a substance identified as ‘heme'. Heme is present in each body tissue. The body utilizes enzymes to transform ‘porphyrins' into heme. When one of the enzymes has an inherited deficiency, the process of transformation is interrupted. This causes porphyrins to accumulate in one's body, which in turn leads to the symptoms of Coproporhyria. [read more]

  3. Cor Pulmonale
    Cor pulmonale as defined, is a change in function and structure of the heart's right ventricle resulting from a respiratory system disorder. It is a condition wherein the heart's right side fails, caused by lengthened high blood pressure in right ventricle and pulmonary artery. [read more]

  4. Corneal Abrasion
    A corneal abrasion is characterized by a very painful scratch or scrape on the surface of the cornea. This is the transparent window covering the iris, which is the circular colored portion of the eye. Since the cornea has nerve endings just below the surface, even the slightest damage on the surface can be very painful. [read more]

  5. Corneal Dystrophy
    Corneal dystrophy is defined as a disorder wherein one or more portions of the eye's cornea lose normal clarity, resulting from an increase of a cloudy material. There are more than twenty types of corneal dystrophies affecting all parts of a cornea, including keratoconus, Fuch's dystrophy, lattice dystrophy, and map-dot fingerprint dystrophy. [read more]

  6. Corneal Erosion, Recurrent
    Recurrent corneal erosion is characterized by a disorder that affects the eyes. This condition is caused by the failure of the epithelial cells in the cornea to attach to the underlying basement membrane. Patients would usually feel frequent pain and loss of the cells that ultimately causes the exposure of the cornea. [read more]

  7. Corneal Foreign Body
    A corneal foreign body typically occurs when the person's cornea has a certain piece of foreign matter that is lodged in it. Among the most common foreign bodies identified include paint chips, metal and wood debris, dust particles and plant materials. [read more]

  8. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
    Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a very uncommon disorder that involves delayed physical growth, as well as a variety of malformations of the face, limbs, and head. The traits of this condition vary expansively among affected people, and differ from fairly mild to serious. [read more]

  9. Corns
    Corns are primarily characterized by the small and often very rough mounds of dead skin that usually forms between and on the toes. These are usually hard, firm and have a waxy core that bores down into the skin of the toes and pressing into the underlying nerves and tissues, causing extreme pain. [read more]

  10. Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary artery disease is the obstruction of blood flow through the coronary arteries. [read more]

  11. Coronary Heart Disease
    Coronary heart disease is a condition in which the arteries responsible for supplying blood to the heart muscle, harden and narrow. This is the result of a plaque on its inner walls. This plaque leads to less blood flow throughout the arteries, which in turn causes the heart muscle to not get the oxygen it requires. The condition is also known as ‘Coronary Artery Disease'. [read more]

  12. Corpus Callosum Agenesis
    Corpus callosum agenesis is an uncommon congenital disorder, wherein there's a partial or complete absence of an area of the brain that connects its two cerebral hemispheres known as ‘corpus callosum'. [read more]

  13. Cortical dysplasia
    Cortical dysplasia is a congenital disorder characterized by the failure of neurons usually found near the brain's celebral cortex to migrate in the proper formation in utero, causing the neurons to grow larger than normal. This is found to result to disorganization of the normal structure of the cerebral cortex, causing seizures and developmental delays. [read more]

  14. Corticobasal degeneration
    Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is an incurable neurological disorder that manifests itself through muscle rigidity and speech problems. Symptoms usually begin surfacing when patients reach 60 years old, affecting one side of the body and eventually progressing to both sides in 6 to 8 years. It may affect speech first before interfering with muscle movement. [read more]

  15. Costello Syndrome
    An extremely rare disease with only 200 to 300 cases reported worldwide, Costello Syndrome is a genetic abnormality that slows down development and causes mental retardation. Patients share the same facial features, with loose skin and flexible joints, and are more prone to develop certain diseases like heart abnormalities, non-cancerous and cancerous tumors, and cell carcinoma. Individuals affected by this condition are relatively short and may possess lesser levels of growth hormones. [read more]

  16. Costochondritis
    Costochondritis (or Costal chondritis) is a mild inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. It is also called Tietze's syndrome after the German surgeon who first described the disorder, Alexander Tietze. Depending on the severity of the case, swelling may or may not be present in the cartilage. It causes sharp pain, not unlike that of a heart attack. [read more]

  17. Costosternal Chondrodynia
    Costosternal chondrodynia is also referred to as costosternal syndrome, costochondritis, or chest wall pain. The condition is the inflammation of a cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. [read more]

  18. Costosternal Syndrome
    Costosternal syndrome is also referred to as costosternal chondrodynia, costochondritis, or chest wall pain. The condition is the inflammation of a cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. [read more]

  19. Cot Death
    Cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is an unexplained death among infants ranging from 1 to 12 months old. This condition is common among infants with low birth weight. [read more]

  20. Cote Adamopoulos Pantelakis syndrome
    Cote Adampoulos Pantelakis syndrome is a disease that develops before birth causing multiple joint contractures and characterized by muscle weakness and fibrosis. It is a rare disorder affecting the jaw, spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes. These contractures are accompanied by muscle weakness, limiting movements further. [read more]



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