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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter I


  1. ICF Syndrome
    ICF Syndrome is a condition characterized by a weak immune system and anomalies in the face. ICF Syndrome is an inherited condition. The main feature of ICF Syndrome is variable immunodeficiency combined with centrometric instability of chromosome 1, 9, 16 and even 2. ICF syndrome is a rare condition that affects less than 200,000 people in the United States. [read more]

  2. Ichthyophobia
    Ichthyophobia is a type of phobia characterized by a fear of fish, The term encompasses fear of fish in general or fear of a specific kind of fish. A phobia is defined as an irrational and intense fear of something or someone. [read more]

  3. Ichthyosis Vulgaris
    Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin condition characterized by dry and scaly skin. It is the most common form of a general skin condition known as ichthyosis as it affects 1 in 250 people. This is why it is also sometimes called common ichthyosis. [read more]

  4. Icterus
    Icterus is another name for jaundice. It is the yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes and conjunctivae due to large amounts of bile secretions in the blood. [read more]

  5. Icu Psychosis
    ICU psychosis is a mental illness suffered by a person who has experienced traumas while undergoing treatment at a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). This illness is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and short-term memory loss. [read more]

  6. Idiopathic Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia
    Idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia is a form of eosinophilic pneumonia wherein the cause is undetermined. Idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia is a condition in which eosinophil a certain type of white blood cell, accumulates in the lung. Eosinophil cause disruption of the alveoli (air spaces). There are two forms of idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia: acute eosinophilic pneumonia and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. [read more]

  7. Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis
    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a condition characterized by a side curvature of the spine, either to the left or to the right. AIS can occur in individuals from 10 years of age until maturity. It is called idiopathic because the cause of the curvature is still unknown. Genes are suspected for playing a big part in this condition. [read more]

  8. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis involves the scarring of the lung. The air sacs of the lungs gradually become replaced by fibrotic tissue. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes thicker resulting to an irreversible loss of the tissue's ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. [read more]

  9. Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis
    Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis is a rare, sporadic, fatal, mostly in children with an equal sex distribution. The condition also arises in adults where there is a sex difference (M:F = 2:1). The patients present with recurrent attacks of pulmonary haemorrhage, acute phase: bat-wing alveolar infiltrates, clears rapidly, chronic findings: haemosiderosis, cor pulmonale, pulmonary fibrosis, . [read more]

  10. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the condition of having a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) of an unknown cause (idiopathic). As most causes appear to be related to antibodies against platelets, it is also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura. [read more]

  11. IgA deficiency
    One of the most prevalent immune deficiency disorders, IgA deficiency is defined as low blood serum levels of a special type of protein called immunoglobulin A (IgA). This deficiency hinders function of the immune system. People with this deficiency lack immunoglobulin A (IgA), a type of antibody that protects against infections of the mucous membranes that line the mouth, airways, and digestive tract. It is described as an undetectable serum IgA level in the presence of normal serum levels of IgG and IgM. [read more]

  12. Ileitis
    Ileitis is the inflammation of the small intestine. When not treated, it can lead to peritonitis, a disease in which the small intestine becomes heavily damaged and will need to be replaced. [read more]

  13. Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
    Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the primary causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting in the lower part of the knee. The band is crucial in stabilizing the knee during running, moving from behind the femur to the front during the gait cycle. [read more]

  14. Iliotibial band Syndrome
    Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury suffered by the tibia. This occurs often to athletic persons and those who are highly engaged with strenuous activities such as running and weight lifting. [read more]

  15. Illum syndrome
    Illum syndrome, also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita whistling face, is a kind of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare congenital disorder that causes multiple joint contractures and is characterized by muscle weakness and fibrosis. [read more]

  16. Impacted Wisdom Tooth
    In dental terminology an "impacted" tooth refers to a tooth that has not been able to emerge fully into its expected position. This failure to erupt properly might occur since there is not enough room in the person's jaw to accommodate the tooth, or because the angulation of the tooth is improper. [read more]

  17. Impaired Glucose Tolerance
    Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a common pre-diabetic state in which insulin resistance may cause cardiovascular problems. It can be the start of the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This condition can be treated by changes in diet and lifestyle to prevent the development of diabetes. Sugar intake must be limited and regular exercise must be practiced. Minerals such as carnitine are also helpful in regulating blood sugar levels. [read more]

  18. Imperforate anus
    An imperforate anus or anal atresia is a congenital defect in which the rectum is malformed. [read more]

  19. Imperforate Hymen
    An imperforate hymen refers to a partial or total closure of the hymen, the inner covering of the female genital area located inside the vulva. This is a congenital defect that occurred during the development of the fetus while the mother is pregnant. This condition can cause sterility and mild menstrual problems since menstrual flow passes through this area. But it can be treated by surgery once diagnosed. [read more]

  20. Impetigo
    Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection most common among children age 2–6 years. Mostly people who play close contact sports such as rugby, American football and wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of age. The name is from the Latin impetere ("assail"). It is also called as school sores. [read more]



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