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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter I

  1. Impingement Syndrome
    Impingement syndrome is a condition where the tendons of the rotator cuff rub and cause friction against the bones of the shoulder. This is commonly felt by people who incur injuries in the scapular area. [read more]

  2. Impossible syndrome
    Impossible Syndrome, also known as Chondrodysplasia situs inversus imperforate anus polydactyly, is a complex combination of human congenital malformations (birth defects). The malformations include chondrodysplasia (improper growth of bone and cartilage), situs inversus totalis (chest and abdominal organs all a mirror image of normal), hexadactyly (six digits) on hands and feet, cleft epiglottis and larynx, diaphragmatic hernia, pancreatic abnormalities, kidney abnormal on one side and absent on the other side, micropenis and ambiguous genitalia, and imperforate anus. [read more]

  3. Impotence
    Impotence is an inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Medical professionals commonly use the term ?erectile dysfunction? to describe this disorder and to differentiate it from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation and orgasm. [read more]

  4. Inborn branched chain aminoaciduria
    Amoniacidura is a descriptive term used to cindicate the excretion of one or more amino acids in the urine in amounts greater than those usually encountered. [read more]

  5. Inborn errors of metabolism
    Inborn errors of metabolism are made up of a large class of genetic diseases involving disorders of metabolism. The majority are due to defects of single genes that code for enzymes that facilitate conversion of various substances into others (products). In most of the disorders, problems occur due to accumulation of substances which are toxic or interfere with normal function, or to the effects of reduced ability to synthesize essential compounds. Inborn errors of metabolism are now often called congenital metabolic diseases or inherited metabolic diseases, and these terms are considered synonymous. [read more]

  6. Inclusion Body Myositis
    Sporadic inclusion body myositis (acronym: sIBM) is a rare condition marked by gradually progressive wasting and weakness of the proximal and distal muscles. This inflammatory muscle disease is most evident in the muscles of the legs and arms. Two progressive processes, one degenerative and the other autoimmune, seem to occur simultaneously in the muscle cells. In the autoimmune aspect, the T cells are cloned, seemingly driven by certain antigens to invade the fibers of the muscles. In the degeneration aspect, holes (vacuoles) appear in the muscle, with amyloid-related protein deposits and abnormal filamentous inclusions appearing in the cells. [read more]

  7. Inclusion conjunctivitis
    Inclusion conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white part, or sclera, of the eyeball) by the chlamydia trachomatis. [read more]

  8. Incontinence, Urinary
    Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a profound impact on quality of one's life. Urinary incontinence almost always arises from an underlying treatable medical condition. [read more]

  9. Incontinentia Pigmenti
    Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a genetic disorder that affects the skin, hair, nails and teeth. It is also called Bloch Sulzberger syndrome, Bloch Siemens syndrome, melanoblastosis cutis and naevus pigmentosus systematicus. [read more]

  10. Indigestion
    The condition is also referred to as an upset stomach where in an individual feels a discomfort in the upper abdomen. It is also a group of symptoms that usually includes nausea, heartburn, bloating and belching. [read more]

  11. Infant respiratory distress syndrome
    Infant respiratory distress syndrome ("RDS", also known as "Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn", previously called hyaline membrane disease), is a syndrome caused in premature infants by developmental insufficiency of surfactant production and structural immaturity in the lungs. It can also arise from a genetic problem with the production of surfactant associated proteins. RDS affects around 1% of newborn infants and is the leading cause of death in preterm infants. [read more]

  12. Infantile Paralysis
    Infantile paralysis is the old name for the disease poliomyelitis (or polio). It is an infectious disease transmitted from one's saliva or feces, and it can lead to paralysis and muscle dystrophy. [read more]

  13. Infantile spasms
    Infantile spasms, or West syndrome, is an interictal EEG pattern termed hypsarrhythmia, and mental retardation, although the diagnosis can be made even if one of the 3 elements is missing (according to the international classification). This severe epilepsy syndrome is an age-dependent manifestation of a damaged brain. [read more]

  14. Infantile spinal muscular atrophy
    Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a term used to describe a number of different disorders, all having in common a genetic cause and the manifestation of weakness due to loss of the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem. [read more]

  15. Infectious arthritis
    Infectious arthritis is a form of joint inflammation that is caused by a germ. The germ can be a virus, bacterium, or a fungus. Infection of the joints typically occurs after a previous infection elsewhere in the body. [read more]

  16. Infective endocarditis
    Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection affecting the endocardial surface of the heart. The intracardiac effects of this infection include severe valvular insufficiency, which may result to intractable congestive heart failure and myocardial abscesses. [read more]

  17. Infertility
    Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman keeps on having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Several couples have infertility problems. For the third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third case, it is because of the man. While the rest of the time, it is because of either partners or no cause is found. [read more]

  18. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease refers to two chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. While the diseases have some features in common, there are some important differences. [read more]

  19. Inflammatory breast cancer
    Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive type of breast cancer that progresses rapidly, making the affected breast red, swollen and tender. It's a locally advanced cancer, which means it has spread from its point of origin to nearby tissue and possibly to nearby lymph nodes. [read more]

  20. Influenza
    Influenza, more commonly known as "the flu," is an illness caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract. Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often leads to a more severe illness with a mortality rate (death rate) of about 0.1% of people who are infected with the virus. [read more]

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