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  1. Epidermolysis bullosa
    Epidermolysis Bullosa is a very rare disease inherited genetically. It is often characterized by very fragile skin and blister formation that may come and go. These skin blisters often result from minor friction to other rough surfaces or by trauma. [read more]

  2. Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis
    Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis is also called bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. This condition is a relatively rare autosomal ichthyosis which is dominant. It was first described in 1902 by Brocq as bullous a ichthyotic erythroderma to distinguish it from the congenital ichthyotic erythroderma. The defect which causes the condition is found to be in the genes for keratin 1 and 10. [read more]

  3. Epididymitis
    Epididymitis is a condition wherin the epididymis swell or becomes inflamed. This medical condition may entail mild to extremely pain. Adminsitration of antibiotics may also be needed to control infection. Epididymis is structure located along the posterior area of the testis. It is coiled and tubular in appearance. It is the structure that allows for the transport, storage, and maturation of the sperm cells and also connecting the efferent ducts to the vas deferens. Swelling of the epididymis can either be acute or chronic and is commonly caused by infection. [read more]

  4. Epidural Hematoma
    Also known as intracranial hematoma, Epidural hematoma is a serious and possibly life-threatening condition that often requires immediate treatment. The condition occurs when a blood vessel ruptures within the brain or between the skull and the brain. The brain tissue is then compressed due to the collection of blood. [read more]

  5. Epiglottitis
    Epiglottitis is the medical term used to describe the inflammation of the epiglottis. The epiglottis is the flap that prevents the passage of food and other solid particles into the trachea. A swollen epiglottis is painful and can cause permanent damages to the trachea. [read more]

  6. Epilepsy
    Epilepsy is a very common chronic neurological condition characterized by a recurrent seizure which is usally.The unprovoked seizures are transient signs or symptoms brought about by synchronous, abnormal, or excessive activities of the neurons in the patient's brain.There are about 50 million people around the world who suffer epilepsy at an any given time. Not all of epilepsy syndrome cases occur in a lifetime. Some forms of this disorder are only confined to some certain stages of childhood. Epilepsy, however, should not be considered or interpreted as a single disorder, rather occur as a group of syndromes with widely divergent symptoms which are all involving an episodic, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. [read more]

  7. Epilepsy In Children
    Epilepsy in children refers to the random seizures experienced by children from time to time. These seizures are caused by abnormal neurological transmissions that occur in the brain. They can be mild or cause violence not just to the child but as well as his immediate surroundings. Children with congenital neurological damages are affected by epilepsy, and attacks can be triggered by sudden burst of emotions. Epilepsy can lead to more severe problems including death when not managed. [read more]

  8. Epilepsy juvenile absence
    Epilepsy juvenile absence otherwise known as absence seizures are one of the many kinds of seizures. These seizures are also sometimes called petit mal seizures in an older term. In Epilepsy juvenile absence, the person can appear to be without jerking or could also appear to be staring into a blank wall or without twitching any eye muscle. These periods could last for seconds, or for a longer time of ten seconds. People experiencing absence seizures at times tends to move from one place to another without even a purpose. [read more]

  9. Episcleritis
    Episcleritis is a condition wherein the tissue that connects the sclera and conjuctiva becomes swollen. This is one reason behind red eyes, and it can be an indication of the presence of other diseases such as lupus, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. [read more]

  10. Episcleritis
    Episcleritis is a condition wherein the tissue that connects the sclera and conjuctiva becomes swollen. This is one reason behind red eyes, and it can be an indication of the presence of other diseases such as lupus, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. [read more]

  11. Epispadias
    Epispadias is a rare kind of malformation of the penis. In this condition, the urethra ends at the upper aspect of the penis. This malformation is result of a failure of the pelvic and abdominal fusion during the first stages of embryogenesis. Among the other defects include a bifid phallus joined with an exstrophic bladder. Epispadias may also occur among women. [read more]

  12. Epstein barr virus mononucleosis
    Epstein barr virus mononucleosis is also known as infectious mononucleosis. It is also known by other terms like the kissing disease or the Pfeiffer's disease. It is also most commonly called as glandular fever. This condition occurs most frequently in young adolescents and at times to young adults. Infectious Mononucleosis or kissing fever entails only very mild illness in small children, and usually asymptomatic. [read more]

  13. Equinophobia
    Equinophobia is a medical or mental condition defined as "a rather unwarranted, persistent, and abnormal fear of horses." [read more]

  14. Erb-Duchenne palsy
    Erb-Duchenne Palsy is also referred to as Brachial plexus paralysis or simply Erb's Palsy. This is a condition which is mainly caused by birth trauma. It can affect one or can be all of the primary nerves supplying the feeling and movement of the arm. The Erb's palsy can be cured even without intervention or it may sometimes require correction by a surgical intervention. [read more]

  15. Erdheim-Chester syndrome
    Erdheim-Chester disease is also known as polyostotic sclerosing histiocytosis or the Erdheim-Chester syndrome. This condition is a relatively rare form of non-Langerhans-cell histiocytosis. Usually, this condition affects people at their in middle age years. It usually involves infiltration of lipid-laden macrophages, giant cells which are multinucleated, an infiltrate of lymphocytes which are usually swelling, and histiocytes located in the bone marrow, and sclerosis of the long bones. [read more]

  16. Ergophobia
    Ergophobia is an abnormal and usually persistent fear of work. People suffering ergophobia often experience unreasonable stress or fatigue about work of the workplace environment even if they themselves realize that their fear is rather irrational. Their fear of work may also actually be a combined fears like the fear of not meeting his employers' expectation or failing at a tasked assigned to him, fear of talking or speaking in front of groups at the workplace, or fear of interacting or socializing with other co-employees. The word "Ergophobia" is taken from the Greek word "ergon" which means work and "phobos" which means fear. [read more]

  17. Erysipelas
    Erysipelas also known as Saint Anthony's Fire, is a streptococcus bacterial infection of the skin that results inflammation. It occurs on any part of the body, including the face, arms, fingers, legs and toes. [read more]

  18. Erysipeloid
    Erysipeloid is a cutaneous disease characerized by indolent cellulitis. This disease is common among meat and fish handlers. [read more]

  19. Erythema
    Erythema, or Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL), is the medical name of the dreaded skin disease, leprosy. It is characterized by a rapid development of sores in the different parts of the skin. When not treated, it can lead to blindness, tuberculosis, and irreversible disfigurement of one's physical appearance. [read more]

  20. Erythema Infectiosum
    Commonly called as the fifth of a group of once-common childhood diseases with small rashes where the other four are measles, rubella, scarlet fever and Dukes' disease, erythema infectiosum is what doctors refer today as parvovirus infection. It is still a common but mild infection in children because it generally requires little treatment. Some people often call it a slapped-cheek disease because of the face rash that develops resembling slap marks, but for some pregnant women, it can lead to serious health problems for the fetus. [read more]

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