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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter G


  1. Giant Cell Arteritis
    Giant cell arteritis which is also called temporal arteritis is a disease the affects the blood vessels commonly the large and medium arteries in the head by inflammation. The name temporal artiritis come from the most involved vessel, which is the temporal artery. The giant cell arteritis was given because it reflects the type of inflammatory cell that is involved which can be seen on the biopsy. [read more]

  2. Giant Lymph Node Hyperplasia
    Giant lymph node hyperplasia (also known as Castleman's disease or CD) is a rare, benign disease involving lymph nodes in different locations, predominantly in the mediastinum. This disorder is marked by non-cancerous growths (tumors) that may develop in the lymph node tissue at a single site or throughout the body. It involves hyperproliferation of certain B cells that typically produce cytokines. [read more]

  3. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
    Conjunctivitis is most commonly known as the “pink eye”. But in the UK, it is called the “red eye” or “Madras eye” for those from India. It is the allergic reaction or a bacterial or viral infection that affects the eyes outermost layer and also the eyelids innermost surface. [read more]

  4. Giant Platelet Syndrome
    Giant platelet syndrome, also known as Bernard-Soulier disease, is a disorder found in newborn infants. In this condition the blood platelets fail to stick to the walls to the blood vessels, affecting the ability to clot properly. It can be a cause for abnormal bleeding. [read more]

  5. Giardia Infection
    Giardia infection is an intestinal infection characterized by stomach cramps, bloating, nausea and bouts of watery diarrhea. [read more]

  6. GIARDIA LAMBLIA
    Giardia lamblia is a protozoan that causes the disease giardiasis. It thrives in the digestive system as cysts and cause infections in the intestinal tract. [read more]

  7. Giardiasis
    Giardiasis is a condition wherein the flagellate protozoan Giardia lamblia resides in the digestive tract of both animals and humans. This condition also is the most common cause for gastroenteritis. [read more]

  8. Gigantism
    Gigantism is a condition wherein the human body grows excessively in height and weight during childhood, before the bone growth plates close, causing a person to live with overgrown bones. [read more]

  9. Gilbert's Syndrome
    Gilbert's syndrome is a benign disease characterized by jaundice, and is also the main cause for increased amounts of bilirubin in the bloodstream. The disease affects 5% of the population. [read more]

  10. Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome
    Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome is one of the tic disorders, characterized by numerous physical tics, and at least one vocal tic. It is hereditary neuropsychiatric condition, which begins in early childhood. [read more]

  11. Gingivitis
    Gingivitis, also known as inflammation of the gums, is a group of diseases that affect the gingival, or the gums. Its most common term, inflammation of the gums, is called so due to the occurrence when plaque or bacterial biofilms stick to the surfaces of the tooth. [read more]

  12. Gingivostomatitis
    Gingivostomatitis is a condition similar to cold sores. This form of herpes is common among children. [read more]

  13. Gitelman Syndrome
    Gitelman syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive disease characterized by a defective functioning in the kidneys' distal convoluted tubule. This defect causes prevents magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride from being absorbed by the bloodstream and is instead is released into the urine. The disease is also a variant of the Bartter's syndrome. [read more]

  14. Gittings Syndrome
    Gittings or Gitelman Syndrome is an inherited defect in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidneys. [read more]

  15. Glanders
    The disease usually infects horses and mules though it can also infect other animals and humans. In laboratory settings, human infection usually happen or from prolong contact with animals that are contaminated. [read more]

  16. GLANDULAR FEVER
    Glandular fever, also known as infectious mononucleosis, is a disease that thrives in the saliva. When not treated, it can cause serious damages to the blood, liver and spleen. [read more]

  17. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia
    Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is a rare blood disease characterized by a decrease of the glycoprotein llb/lla in the platelets. This results in prolonged, sometimes severe bleeding. The condition is also characterized by a complete absence of platelet aggregation. [read more]

  18. Glaucoma
    Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. Although intraocular pressure has a significant risk factor for developing glaucoma, there is no set threshold for intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma. [read more]

  19. Glioblastoma
    Glioblastoma is a variety of central nervous system tumors, caused by glial cells. The brain is the most commonly affected area; however, the tumor can also occur in any other part of the central nervous system. [read more]

  20. Glioblastoma multiforme
    Glioblastoma multiforme is the highest grade brain tumor, and is also the most aggressive and most common type. It is also the most malignant form of gliomas characterized by star-shaped cells, called astrocystoma tumors. [read more]



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