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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter D

  1. Diabetic nephropathy
    Diabetic nephropathy or nephropatia diabetica is also called Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome. Another term is intercapillary glomerulonephritis. It is a kidney disease, which is progressive in nature and is caused by angiopathy of the capillaries in kidney glomeruli. It occurs because of diabetes mellitus that has been in the patient for a long period of time already. [read more]

  2. Diabetic neuropathies
    Diabetic neuropathies is a microvascular trauma that involves capillaries and venoules that provides blood and nutrients to the nerves, it is cause by diabetes melllitus. [read more]

  3. Diabetic Retinopathy
    A complication resulting from damage to the blood vessels of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina) is called diabetic retinopathy, which at first my cause only mild vision problems or no symptoms at all. [read more]

  4. Diamond blackfan disease
    Diamond-Blackfan Disease (DBA) is also called congenital erythroid aplasia that is present in infancy. That is caused by low red blood cell counts or anemia. [read more]

  5. Diaper Rash
    After solid foods are added to your baby's diet, when your baby is taking antibiotics or when breast-feeding mothers eat certain foods are the common factors for babies to have diaper rash a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis). [read more]

  6. Diaphragmatic hernia, congenita
    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a collective term for different birth defects brought about by congenital factors which involves the abnormal development of the baby's diaphragm. [read more]

  7. Diarrhoea
    Diarrhoea in children is a condition where children suffer from loose bowel movement. Watery, semisolid stool is released frequently during the onset of the condition. When not treated, this can lead to dehydration. [read more]

  8. Diastrophic dysplasia
    Diastrophic dysplasia or DD is considered to be an uncommon kind of dwarfism. Occuring only once out of 500,000 births (in the U.S.), it is the top three among all types of dwarfism. [read more]

  9. Dibasic aminoaciduria type 2
    Dibasic aminoaciduria type 2 also called lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI) or familial protein intolerance is an amino acid transport disorder. The excretion of cationic amino acid (composed of ornithine, arginine, and lysine) in the kidney is increase. Cationic amino acid is a kind of amino acid does not absorb well in the intestine. Deficiency of arginine and ornithine stops the urea cycle which will cause hyperammonemia after protein rich intake [read more]

  10. Diffuse Astrocytomas
    Diffuse astrocytomas are adult brain tumors that develop on the brain tissues. They grow slowly and are diagnosed only when the cysts are already in the advanced stages. Young adults are prone to this kind of tumor. It can be diagnosed by CT scan and MRI, and can be removed by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. [read more]

  11. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is the hardening of the bony ligaments that are attached to one's spine. [read more]

  12. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD)
    Diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) also known as Interstitial lung disease, is refers to obstructive airway diseases of the lungs. It affects the alveolar epithelial lining, pulmonary capillary epithelium and its basement mambrane. [read more]

  13. DiGeorge Sequence
    DiGeorge sequence (DGS), is an abnormal developmental condition that involves the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches. [read more]

  14. DiGeorge Syndrome
    DiGeorge Syndrome also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Velocardiofacial Syndrome and Strong Syndrome is a disorder known by total or partial absence or defective chromosome 22. [read more]

  15. Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency
    Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder. It is characterized by an absence or a significantly decreased activity of the dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, which is an enzyme involved in the metabolic process of uracil and thymine. Individuals having this condition may develop toxicity, which may lead to death, after their exposure to 5-fluorouracil. 5-fluorouracil is a drug that is used in chemotherapy to treat of cancer. [read more]

  16. Dilated cardiomyopathy
    Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) also known as congestive cardiomyopathy, is refer to enlargment and weakening of the heart that leads to decrease cardiac output and affects other body organs. DCM is one of the cause of congestive heart failure (CHF). This condition also occurs in yound adults and children. [read more]

  17. Dimitiri Disease
    Dimitiri disease, also known as Struge-Weber syndrome, is a congenital disorder characterized by excessive bundles of blood vessels and calcium deposits in the brain. Seizures and unusual facial birthmarks can be found to persons in this condition. Angiomas can also develop inside the brain, face, eyes and jaws. [read more]

  18. Diphallia
    Diphallia is also known as penile duplication (PD), dophallic terata or diphallasparatus. It is a disorder of male infant born with two or more penis. This disorder commonly accompanied with congenital anomalies like renal and anorectal duplication. A Diphalilic patient have high risk to develop spina bifida, a congenital defect that has incomplete closure of the empbryonic neural tube that allow spinal cord to protrude through the opening. It also has higher death rate because of its complicated renal and colorectal structures that results infection. [read more]

  19. Diptheria
    Diptheria is a communicable disease of upper respiratory tract it is caused by an anaerobic Gram- positive bacterium called Corynebacterium diphtheriae. it is spread through direct contact. Vaccine of this bacteria is recommended for children after four weeks of birth, it has 3 dosage with 3 weeks interva. It also recommended to travellers. Incubation period of Diphtheria is from 2 to 5 days. [read more]

  20. Discitis
    Discitis is the term used to describe the infection of the invertebral disc space causing severe back pain. Symptoms of the infection include stiffness and immobility of the spine to move. The exact causes for the disease are unknown, but studies show that it is linked with hematogenous seeding of certain harmful organisms. Discitis is treated with antibiotics and cast support for the back. it can as well be diagnosed by X-rays, CT scan and MRI. [read more]

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