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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter M

  1. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
    Medial Tibial Syndrome, otherwise known as the Shin Splints, is an injury that is usually common to runners and athletes. It refers to the pain arising along the large bone in front of the lower leg or the Shinbone or the Tibia. It is usually a result of the over stress of the shinbone and the connective tissues that are usually present in the muscles of the bone. [read more]

  2. Mediastinal fibrosis
    Mediastinal fibrosis is a highly uncommon but the most extremely severe and late complication of histoplasmosis. Majority of physicians believe that mediastinal fibrosis is brought about by the abnormal immunologic response of the patient to antigens that are typically released by soil-based fungus called histoplasma capsulatum. [read more]

  3. Mediterranean Anemia
    Mediterranean anemia is a type of an inherited blood disorder that is characterized by reduced levels of hemoglobin and few red blood cells in the body. Genetic defects are largely the cause of this disease. Mild conditions do not usually require any form of treatment. Although the sever form would require regular blood transfusions. [read more]

  4. Mediterranean fever
    By definition, Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary inflammatory disorder that specifically afflicts a groups of patients who come from in and around the Mediterranean Sea- hence the name. The disorder is also very prominently present among Armenians, Sephardi Jews and people from Turkey and some Arab countries. [read more]

  5. Medium-chain Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
    By definition, this deficiency is a fatty acid oxidation disorder that is connected with inborn errors of metabolism errors that occur at birth The defect is found in the enzyme complex called medium-chain acyl dehydrogenase (MCAD) whose ability to function efficiently is reduced significantly. The disorder has also been known to cause (rarely) Sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. [read more]

  6. Medullary cystic disease
    By definition, medullary cystic disease is also known as nephronophthisis and is a genetic disorder of the kidneys which typically affects children. [read more]

  7. Medulloblastoma
    By definition, medulloblastoma is an extremely malignant primary brain tumor that comes from the cerebellum or posterior fossa of the human brain. It belongs to the family of tumors knows as cranial primitive neuroectodermal tumors or PNET. [read more]

  8. Mega-epiphyseal dwarfism
    This is also known as Otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia (OSMED) and is an autosomal recessive disorder that affects bone growth resulting in skeletal abnormalities and a host of other complications. severe hearing loss, and distinctive facial features. As the name suggests, the condition affects not only the skeletal structure, but also hearing. [read more]

  9. Megacolon
    Megacolon otherwise known as the Hirschsprung's disease, is a disease that usually hits the large intestine or the colon causing bowel movement problems. [read more]

  10. Megalencephaly
    Megalencephaly is a form of cephalic disease characterized by an abnormally large, heavy, and malfunctioning brain. This disorder is also known as macrencephaly. [read more]

  11. Megaloblastic anemia
    By definition, Megaloblastic anemia is a rare form of anemia classified as macrocytic that result when DNA synthesis is inhibited in the body's red blood cell production [read more]

  12. Meige syndrome
    First described by Henri Meige 1904, this syndrome is now more commonly called oral facial dystonia. [read more]

  13. Melanoma
    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer which develops in the cell producing melanin. [read more]

  14. Melanoma, Malignant
    Melanomas are tumors of melanocytes that are malignant and found basically on the skin but can also appear elsewhere in the body. While it is rarer compared to other skin cancers, it however causes the majority of deaths related to cancer; more frequent among Caucasian males, the WHO reports that over 48,000 deaths from melanoma occur globally every year. [read more]

  15. Melanotic Macule, Oral
    A non-cancerous (benign), dark spot found on the lips or inside the mouth is called oral melanotic macule. It also sometimes called a labial melanotic macule if found on the lip. [read more]

  16. MELAS
    Characterized in 1984, MELAS is the abbreviation for Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like episodes, which belongs to the family of mitochondrial cytopathies which include MERRF, and Leber's Hereditary Optic Atrophy. [read more]

  17. Melasma
    A skin condition presenting as brown patches on the face of adults, where both sides of the face are usually affected is called melasma. The forehead, the cheeks, bridge of the nose and the upper lip are the most common sites of involvement for this condition. [read more]

  18. Meleda Disease
    Its peculiar name is derived from the Dalmatian island of Melda because its founder was said to have been afflicted with the disease. Extremely rare, meleda disease is an inherited disorder of the skin characterized by thick, dry patches of skin which appear on the soles of both hands and feet (palmoplantar hyperkeratosis). [read more]

  19. Melioidosis
    This disease is defined as an infectious disease caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei which is found in soil and in water. There are certain places where this bacterium is specially prevalent such as Thailand and Australia and that care must be given to those who might be traveling in parts of these areas where the diseases is prevalent. [read more]

  20. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
    Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is an extremely rare neurological disorder that basically afflicts facial features [read more]

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