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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter C

  1. Chemodectoma
    A chemodectoma is a benign, non-chromaffin tumor that dwells in the carotid artery. Sometimes called as the non-chromaffin paraganglioma, chemodoctoma is usually found in the head and neck area. [read more]

  2. Chemophobia
    Chemophobia literally means a fear of chemicals. It is a fully-developed psychological fear of chemical substances due to pre-existing beliefs and hearsays about the negative effects of chemicals to one's body. However, some experts do not consider chemophobia as a psychological condition, but rather a term marketing analysts and advertisers coined in order to widen the market of the products they are selling. [read more]

  3. Chen Kung Ho McAlister Syndrome
    The Chen Kung Ho Kaufman McAlister Syndrome is a congenital defect where children are born with micrognathia, Wormian bones, cleft palate, congenital heart disease, dislocated hips, preaxial polydactyly of the feet, bowed fibulae, missing tibia and abormal skin patterns. It is a rare disease with an unknown etiology. The syndrome was first described in 1975 by Chen-Kung Ho, RL Kaufman and WH McAlister at the Washington University. [read more]

  4. Cherry Hemangioma
    A small non-cancerous, red-purple bump on the skin that is typically seen in older adults is called a cherry hemangioma, which is formed from an overgrowth of small veins. [read more]

  5. Cherubism
    Cherubism is a genetic defect which consists of the protruding bone tissue at the lower part of the face, particularly at the jaws. At the beginning of one's childhood, his upper and lower jaw grow at an abnormal rate and will soon be replaced by cyst-like bones. Because of this sudden enlargement of the jaws, the person's cheeks become swollen and rounded just like that of a cherubim, and will soon face problems with tooth growth. The condition varies among people; some cases of cherubism are quite mild and in fact unnoticeable, but in others the defect is so severe they even encounter difficulties in chewing, talking and seeing. However, these growths become replaced by normal bones as the children enter adulthood, and they will soon have a normal appearance as they reach maturity. [read more]

  6. Chest Pain
    It is a sudden feeling of pain in the chest. [read more]

  7. Chest Wall Pain
    Chest wall pain is also referred to as costosternal syndrome, costosternal chondrodynia, or costochondritis. The condition is the inflammation of a cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. [read more]

  8. Chiari Malformation
    Chiari malformation is the displacement of brain tissue into the spinal canal. [read more]

  9. Chickenpox
    Chickenpox is a classic infectious disease common among children. It is a rarely fatal illness that is characterized by red spots on the different parts of the body and become itchy over time. Persons that acquire chickenpox as well obtain lifelong immunity from the disease once it heals after a few weeks. [read more]

  10. Chikungunya
    Chikungunya is a rare viral fever spread by mosquitoes that contain an alphavirus. Its name comes from a Makonde word that literally means 'that which bends up', as the arthritic symptoms of the disease result to a stooped posture on the patient. It was first discovered in 1955 after 1952 outbreak along the Makonde Plateau, which is located in between Tanganyika and Mozambique. [read more]

  11. Childhood Asthma
    Childhood asthma is a kind of asthma present in children. It features the same attributes to that of adult asthma, except that it occurs more frequent due to the child's activities. Childhood asthma is present in children with a weak heart or lungs. [read more]

  12. Childhood disintegrative disorder
    Childhood disintegrative disorder or CDD is a condition that consists of a child's delayed development in social function, motor skills and language. It is also known as disintegrative psychosis or Heller's syndrome. It is similar to autism, but normal development is first seen before a sudden regression occurs. It is not easy to detect CDD on children during its early stages; the disorder would only be obvious when the child starts to lose his language skills. Some children seem to react to seizures and hallucinations, much to the surprise of their parents. This is often described as a devastating condition, since it affects the family's future. Child disintegrative disorder was first described by Thomas Heller in 1908. [read more]

  13. Childhood Leukemia
    Childhood leukemia is one of the most common cancers that affect children. In this cancer, white blood cells dominate the bone marrow, wherein the red blood cells are produced. The lack of red blood cells in the body is life-threatening since it is the main factor that makes up the blood. This is a well-known cause of death when the disease is not treated. [read more]

  14. Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
    Childhood nephrotic syndrome is an illness characterized by the kidney's loss of protein in the urine. The condition then causes the blood protein to decrease allowing water movement into the tissues of the body resulting to edema or swelling usually around the eyes, belly, and legs. Children doen't go to the bathroom and gain weight because of the swelling. [read more]

  15. Childhood Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that causes people to communicate and behave differently than most other people through disorganized, detached, paranoid, or illogical behaviors. [read more]

  16. Chimerism
    Chimerism is a rare disorder wherein chromosomes mix in a single organism. Because of this, a person with chimerism would have two DNA sets, as well as organs that do not match the person's DNA. Chimerism can be exhibited in hermaphrodites, in which the affected organism has both male and female sex organs. This disorder develops during the earliest stages of embryonic growth. Once chimerism forms two non-identical twin embryos merge as one rather than growing separately. [read more]

  17. Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
    The Chinese restaurant syndrome is a collection of ailments experienced by a person due to the lack of Vitamin B6. Some of these ailments include flushing, sweating, headache and pressure on the face or mouth. Most people believe that this syndrome is caused by monosodium glutamate (MSG), but scientific research has found no link between the two. [read more]

  18. Chlamydia
    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria. A common STD, Chlamydia can cause serious complications which may lead to damages in the female reproductive organs. It can also bring forth permanent problems such as infertility in both males and females. This disease is regarded to be a ?silent killer? because around 75% of infected people notice no symptoms. If the signs do surface, these are usually noticed a few weeks after the disease is acquired. [read more]

  19. Chlamydia trachomatis
    Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial specie under the genus Chlamydia. Unlike the two other species, Chlamydia trachomatis cannot be detected by using the Gram stain. It is the first kind of Chlamydia found in humans, and was discovered in 1907. C. trachomatis is made up of a pair of human biovars, trachoma and lymphogranuloma venereum. [read more]

  20. Choking
    Choking is the reaction of the larynx due to the obstruction of normal breathing due to pressure from a foreign substance or another force. Choking must be treated immediately to avoid asphyxia. Death can result to asphyxiation. [read more]

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