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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter E


  1. Erythema Multiforme
    Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder that is idiopathic or has unknown cause. But some experts said that this disease is cause by malfunction of the immune system due to infection or drug exposure that affects the skin and oral mucous membrane. It is a self-limiting skin disease, it means that the disease will just relieve without treatment. It will complicate to Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a life threatening skin disorder cause by drug allergic reaction. [read more]

  2. Erythema Nodosum
    Erythema nodosum is a kind of ‘skin inflammation', found in a specific part of the skin's fatty layer. The disorder results in painful, tender, reddish lumps that's most commonly found in front of one's legs on the lower part of the knees. These lumps vary in dimension, from one to five centimeters. The lumps can also occur for several weeks or months, and eventually go away. [read more]

  3. Erythrasma
    A common skin condition affecting the skin folds and is called erythrasma. An infection by the bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum is a result of the slowly enlarging patches of pink to brown dry skin. People affected by this condition are mostly overweight or have diabetes which are common in warm climates. [read more]

  4. Erythroderma
    Erythroderma It is also known as erythrodermatitis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, and also called as red man syndrome. It is refer to as a generalized skin disorder that is caused by different types of skin diseases like psoriasis, and some skin allergies. [read more]

  5. Erythromelalgia
    Erythromelalgia is also popularly known as Mitchell's disease. Other terms associated with Erythromelalgia are red neuralgia, or erythermalgia. This is a rather rare disorder characterized by the blood vessels located usually in the legs of the lower extremeties are blocked and becomes inflamed. The blocking then entails a severe pain and skin redness. Oftentimes, the attacks of Erythromelalgia comes in a periodic pattern and are mostly triggered by too much heat, drinking alcohol, or exertion. It can also occur as a primary or can be a secondary disorder. Oftentimes, econdary erythromelalgia could result from minute fiber peripheral neuropathy cause by any factors, poisoning from the mushroom or mercury, hypercholesterolemia, and some autoimmune disorders. [read more]

  6. Erythromelalgia,
    Erythromelalgia, also called, as Mitchell's disease is an uncommon disorder of the blood vessels, commonly affected are the lower extremities. It is an inflammation of the blood vessel cause by the blood vessel blockage. It is usually triggered by heat, alcohol consumption, or exertion. [read more]

  7. Erythroplakia
    Erythroplakia is a red patch which is usually flat or a swelling in the mouth area that cannot be associated to other pathology. There are many various conditions which appear similar. This conditions must be ruled out and distinguished from erythroplakia before a certained diagnosis of the condition can be made. There are times that a diagnosis is up to be delayed for long periods up to two weeks so that or to see if the swell or the lesion is spontaneously regressing or if there is another cause that can be found. Erythroplakia usually is associated to dysplasia. [read more]

  8. Erythropoietic protoporphyria
    Erythropoietic protoporphyria is a rather mild type or form of a porphyria , although it is very painful. This condition arises because of a deficiency in the human ferrochelatase enzyme. The deficiency then leads to abnormal often very high levels of protoporphyrin present in the tissue. The extent of the condition significantly varies from one person to another. [read more]

  9. Erythropoietic Protoporphyria
    Protoporhyria, erythropoietic is a painful form of porphyria which is caused by the lack of the ferrochelatase enzyme. Because of this the tissue gains extremely high levels of protopohyrin that causes the skin's photosensitivity. [read more]

  10. Escherichia Coli Infection
    Escherichia coli infection is infection brought about by the Escherichia group of bacteria including numerous strains, causing severe stomach cramps and diarrhea and is more common during the summer months. [read more]

  11. Esophageal atresia
    Esophageal atresia is also otherwise known as Oesophageal atresia. This condition is a medical birth defect condition, which usually affects the alimentary tract. It causes the esophagus to result in a blind-ended pouch impeding its function of normally connecting to the stomach. [read more]

  12. Esophageal Cancer
    A serious form of cancer from your 10 inch long tube that connects your throat and stomach and starts in the inner layer of your esophagus. [read more]

  13. Esophageal disorders
    Esophageal disorders refers to any disorder or abnormal conditions associated to the esophagus. It may include Achalas, Chagas disease, Caustic injury to the esophagus, Esophageal atresia and Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal cancer, Esophageal web, Esophagitis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, Neurogenic dysphagia, Schatzki's ring, Zenker's Diverticulum, and Boerhaave syndrome. [read more]

  14. Esophageal Diverticulum
    Esophageal diverticulum is the development of sacs in the esophageal area. The sacs are believe to have developed because of problematic swallowing motion of the tongue, making way for particles to develop in the esophageal lining. [read more]

  15. Esophageal neoplasm
    Esophageal neoplasm or esophageal cancer is a malignant condition of the esophagus. It refers to various other subtypes. Often, esophageal tumors usually lead to dysphagia or a patient's difficulty in swallowing, pain associated with other symptoms. These are often diagnosed via biopsy. [read more]

  16. Esophageal Ring
    An esophageal ring, also known as Schatzki's ring, is a cluster of fiber tissues that surround the lower esophagus. It is not malignant, but it can cause stomach acid reflux to the esophagus during the onset of a hiatus hernia. It can be treated by dilation to allow food to pass down the esophagus towards the stomach. [read more]

  17. Esophageal Spasms
    Esophageal spasms are an uncoordinated series of muscle contractions that prevent food from traveling properly from your esophagus to your stomach. These spasms can be very painful. Chest pain is a common symptom of esophageal spasms. [read more]

  18. Esophageal Stricture
    An esophageal stricture is the process of narrowing of the esophagus. This becomes the main cause of swallowing difficulties. It can also be associated with other gastrointestinal diseases such as esophagitis. [read more]

  19. Esophageal Ulcer
    Sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach, upper small intestine or esophagus are called peptic ulcers. There are three different names for peptic ulcer depending on the location namely gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, and esophageal ulcer. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is pain. [read more]

  20. Esophageal varices
    Esophageal varices are very dilated sub-mucosal veins located in the esophagus. Most often, these are a consequence of a portal hypertension similar to that of cirrhosis. Patients having esophageal varices have a very strong tendency to suffer from bleeding. [read more]



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