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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter K


  1. Kernicterus
    Kernicterus is a rare medical condition associated with high levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin build up in the brain can cause serious brain damage and other neurological problems. Kernicterus is a serious medical condition characterized by serious damage to the brain, due to excessive amount of bilirubin that entered the brain, which settled in the basal ganglia. [read more]

  2. Ketotic Glycinemia
    Ketotic glycinemia, also referred to as propionic acidemia, is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects the amino acid production. [read more]

  3. Kidney Cancer
    Kidney cancer is also known as renal cell carcinoma arising from the renal tubule. It is the most common kind of kidney cancer in adults. It is notoriously resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, although some cases respond to immunotheraphy. [read more]

  4. Kidney Failure
    Kidney failure is a condition in which the kidneys no longer respond to treatment resulting to the death of the organs. it is a result of different diseases that affect the kidneys. [read more]

  5. Kidney Failure, Acute
    Acute kidney failure is the sudden loss of the kidneys' ability to perform their main function — eliminate excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood. When the kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste accumulate in the body. [read more]

  6. Kidney Infection
    Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys. Kidney infection, or pyelonephritis, very often results when a bacterial infection moves from the lower urinary tract like bladder, urethra to the kidneys. [read more]

  7. Kidney Stones
    Kidney stone also called renal calculi, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine; calculi typically form inside the kidneys or bladder. The terms nephrolithiasis and urolithiasis pertains to the presence of calculi in the kidneys and urinary tract, respectively. [read more]

  8. Kikuchi Disease
    Kikuchi Disease is a rare lymph node disorder causing large and inflamed lymph nodes. It is not cancerous. It is also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis; which was first identified in 1972 by Dr. M.Kikuchi in Japan. [read more]

  9. King-Denborough syndrome
    King-Denborough Syndrome is the termed used for the combination of the particular characteristics of people with malignant hyperthermia. King-Denborough syndrome is a usually inherited reaction to exposure to general anesthesia and its component drug like volatile anesthetics. It is a rare life-threatening condition. Malignant hyperthermia is an autosomal dominant disorder that is usually inherited. It is genetically related to Central Core Disease (CCD), another autosomal dominant disorder that is remarkable by MH symptoms and neuromuscular disease that leads to muscle weakness. Exposure to drugs of this kind can lead to circulatory collapse and worse, death if left untreated. [read more]

  10. Kissing Disease
    Infectious mononucleosis (mono), or glandular fever, is usually called the kissing disease. [read more]

  11. Kleine Levin Syndrome
    Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a rare disease identified by periods of too much, unnecessary sleepiness that can reach to 20 hours of sleep; excessive food intake (compulsive hyperphagia); hypersexuality or abnormally uncontrolled sexual drive. This rare disorder is more probable to occur in males in their puberty rather than females. [read more]

  12. Kleptomania
    Kleptomania is an inability or great difficulty in resisting impulses of stealing. Kleptomania is recognized from shoplifting or ordinary theft, as shoplifters and thieves generally steal for monetary value, or associated gains and usually display intent or premeditation, while people with kleptomania are not necessarily contemplating the value of the items they steal or even the theft until they are compelled. [read more]

  13. Klinefelter's Syndrome
    Klinefelter's syndrome is a rare chromosomal genetic syndrome characterized by having XXY chromosomes instead of XX or XY chromosomes. Sufferers of this syndrome are usually males because of the presence of Y chromosomes. This syndrome is considered as the second most common extra chromosome condition. Usually called with other names as XXY or XXY syndrome, this condition was first described in 1942 by Dr. Edward Klinefelter, an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. [read more]

  14. Klippel Trenaunay Weber Syndrome
    Klippel Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a medical condition wherein blood vessels and lymph vessels fail to form as it should be. It is characterized by benign skin growths comprised of blood vessels, numerous lymph tissues, and varicose veins. [read more]

  15. Klippel-Feil syndrome
    Klippel-Feil Syndrome is a rare medical condition described as the congenital fusion of any two (2) of the seven (7) vertebrae located in the neck. This rare disorder was first accounted by Maurice Klippel and Andre Feil from France in the year 1912. [read more]

  16. Klumpke Paralysis
    Klumpke's paralysis is paralysis of the brachial plexus. Brachial plexus is the arrangement of nerve fibres from above the fifth cervical (neck) vertebrae to the bottom of the first thoracic vertebrae extending through the neck, armpit and the arm. It is also described as paralysis of the forearm and muscles of the hand. Klumpke's paralysis is also known with other names as Klumpke's palsy or Dejerine-Klumpke palsy. The risk of developing this rare condition is greater if the mother is small and when the neonate is too large to pass the pubic symphysis of the mother. [read more]

  17. Kluver Bucy Syndrome
    Kluver-Bucy syndrome is a kind of disorder that develops when the right and left medial temporal lobes start to malfunction. People with this disease show lesions in the temporal lobes; they also exhibit socially inadequate licking or touching behaviors, bulimia, memory problems, hypersexuality and placidity, as well as the inability to recognize faces and objects. This disorder rarely develops in humans. [read more]

  18. Kluver-Bucy syndrome
    Kluver-Bucy syndrome is a behavioral disorder that comes about due to malfunction of the right and left medial temporal lobes of the brain. [read more]

  19. Kniest Dysplasia
    Kniest Dysplasia is a rare genetic bone growth disorder; it is an uncommon kind of inherited disorder. It is a subtype of Type II and XI collagenopathies, which are described as group of disorders that affect the tissue supporting the body's joints and organs. This disorder is usually exemplified by dwarfism, skeletal anomalies, enlarged joints, as well as vision and hearing deficiencies. [read more]

  20. Kocher-Debr-Semlaigne syndrome
    Kocher-Debr-Semlaigne syndrome is a rare disease. It is a disease of the bone muscles that are products of any nerve disorders. It is a myopathy of hypothyroidism (a medical condition marked by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. The name of the syndrome is derived from the names of Emil Theodor Kocher, Robert Debr?, and Georges Sem?laigne. This syndrome are referred with other names including: Debr Semlaigne syndrome, myxoedema-myotonic dystrophy syndrome, myxoedema-muscular hypertrophy syndrome, myopathy-myxoedema syndrome, cretinism-muscular hypertrophy, hypothyroidism-large muscle syndrome, hypothyroid myopathy, infantile, myxoedema-muscular hypertrophy, hypothyreotic muscular hypertrophy in children, [read more]



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