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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter L


  1. Lues Congenita or Syphilis
    L?es Cong?nita, more popularly known as Syphilis, is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a gram-negative bacterium called Treponema pallidum spirochete. Syphilis may not necessarily be contracted through sexual contact. Cases have been documented wherein the infection is passed from mother to offspring in the utero. [read more]

  2. Luiphobia
    Luiphobia is, quite simply, an acute fear of syphilis. Syphilis, a curable sexually transmitted disease caused by a spirochaete bacterium, has many names. Throughout history, this infectious disease has been known alternatively as “the Pox”, “freedom disease”, “syph”, and “lues”. Hence, the term “luiphobia”, which literally means fear of the lues. [read more]

  3. Lumbago
    Lumbago is a general term pertaining to persistent pain affecting the small of the back, or more specifically, the lumbar region. [read more]

  4. lung Abscess
    Lung abscess pertains to an acute lung infection characterized by a localized accumulation of pus, inflammation, and tissue damage. [read more]

  5. Lung Cancer
    Lung cancer is an affliction characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung, which may ultimately lead to metastasis, invasion of adjacent tissues, and even infiltration in other parts of the body. [read more]

  6. Lung Collapse
    In medicine (pulmonology), a pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, is a potential medical emergency caused by accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity, arising as a result of disease or injury, or spontaneously. [read more]

  7. Lung Neoplasm
    Lung neoplasm is a condition in which the lung experiences excessive growth of new abnormal tissue. These tissues grow by cellular division and spread abnormally fast, continuing to grow long after the stimuli that initiated it has ceased. The growth may either be benign or malignant. [read more]

  8. Lupus
    Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus may affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs. [read more]

  9. Lupus Anticoagulant
    Lupus anticoagulant (LA) is a medical condition in which antibodies link with phospholipids and proteins causing clotting abnormalities. The actual term for this condition is lupus erythematosus, and it can increase the risk for thrombosis. [read more]

  10. Lupus Erythematosus
    Systemic lupus erythematosus, simply called lupus, is an autoimmune disease that when untreated, can prove to be fatal. With lupus, as with autoimmune disorders in general, the patient's immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue, thus resulting in inflammation or damage of the tissues. Although it often targets the heart, joints, skin, blood vessels, lungs, liver, nervous system, and kidneys, lupus can actually affect any part of the human body. Lupus progresses unpredictably, with episodes of illness called flares that alternate with remission. [read more]

  11. Lupus Nephritis
    Lupus nephritis is a condition characterized by an inflammation of the kidney arising from an autoimmune disease known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). [read more]

  12. Lutz-Lewandowsky Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis
    Lutz-Lewandowsky epidermodysplasia verruciformis, more commonly known simply as epidermodysplasia verruciformis, is a rare lifelong skin condition wherein scaly macules and papules abnormally form on the hands and feet. This disease initially develops in childhood and last throughout adulthood. [read more]

  13. Lyell's Syndrome
    Lyell's Syndrome, also referred to as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), is a potentially fatal dermatological disorder typically resulting from an adverse reaction to medications. This condition is life-threatening, characterized by the detachment of the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) from the dermis (the lower layers of the skin) in the entire body. [read more]

  14. Lygophobia
    Lygophobia is an irrational fear of the dark, common among children but also observed in adults in varying degrees. Lygophobia is from the word “lyge”, meaning twilight, and “phobia”, meaning fear. Other terms synonymous to this condition are nyctophobia (meaning fear of night) and scotophobia (meaning fear of darkness). [read more]

  15. Lyme Disease
    Also called borreliosis, lyme disease is an infectious disease that results from an invasion of a bacteria from the genus Borrelia. The point of infection is usually the bite of a contaminated black-legged or deer tick. Other carriers, including other kinds of ticks, may also pass the affliction to humans. In the US, lyme disease is primarily caused by borrelia burgdorferi, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the predominant causes in Europe. [read more]

  16. Lymphadenitis
    Lymphadenitis is the inflammation of a lymph node in the body. It is often a complication of a bacterial infection of a wound, although it can also be brought about by viruses or other disease agents. [read more]

  17. Lymphadenopathy
    Lymphadenopathy is a term meaning "disease of the lymph nodes." Almost synonymously are used with "swollen/enlarged lymph nodes". When the infection of the lymph nodes themselves, it is called lymphadenitis, but when the infection is of the lymph channels, it is called lymphangitis. [read more]

  18. Lymphangiectasia
    Lymphangiectasia is an intestinal disease commonly afflicting dogs, but also affecting humans in rare cases. Distinct characteristic of lymphangiectasia include chronic diarrhea and loss of proteins such as globulin and serum albumin. [read more]

  19. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
    Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, LMA for brevity, is a rare lung disorder in which abnormal smooth muscle cells grow rapidly in lung and lymph tissue [read more]

  20. Lymphangiomas
    Lymphangiomas are a rare type of angioma or benign tumors that typically appear at birth or early in childhood. [read more]



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