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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter N


  1. Naegeli Syndrome
    The Naegeli syndrome, otherwise known as the Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn syndrome, is a rare skin condition. This genetic defect is autosomal dominant in form, with pigmentation of the reticular skin as the most striking characteristic. Named after Professor Oskar Naegeli, a Swiss dermatologist and master chess player, the Naegeli syndrome often affects the palms and soles of humans. [read more]

  2. Naegleria
    Naegleria pertains to a rare infection caused by an amoeba called Naegleria fowleri which invades the brain, causing inflammation and destroying the brain tissue. [read more]

  3. Naegleria Infection
    Naegleria infection is a rare infection or disease whereby the naegleria amoeba enters the body through the nose while swimming or other water activity, which goes to the brain through the ofactory nerve thereby causing inflammation or swelling and eventually to the destruction of the brain tissues. [read more]

  4. Nail Avulsion
    Nail avulsion is the removal of a part or the entirety of the nail from the bed, often as a consequence of destruction of trauma or injury. [read more]

  5. Nail Fungus
    Nail fungus results from a fungi infection of the nails which spreads into the nail and causes discoloration and thickening of the nails. Nail Fungal Infection is also called Onychomycosis. [read more]

  6. Nail-Patella Syndrome
    The nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is a genetic disorder inherited through autosomal dominant pattern. This condition is also popularly known as Iliac Horn Syndrome, Hereditary Onychoostedysplasia, Fong Disease or Turner-Kiser Syndrome. [read more]

  7. Nappy Rash
    Nappy rash is a common ailment experienced by babies. It is characterized by rashes and irritation on the bowel caused by bacteria and fungi due to improper hygiene procedures. [read more]

  8. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. They believe that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. However behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism. [read more]

  9. Narcolepsy
    Narcolepsy is a neurological condition wherein patients exhibit excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). The word itself is derived from the French word narcolepsie. It was Jean-Baptiste-?douard G?lineau, a 19th century French physician, who first coined the term by combining the Greek words “narke” (meaning numbness) and lepsis (meaning attack or seizure). [read more]

  10. Narcolepsy-Cataplexy
    Narcolepsy-Cataplexy is a sleep disorder. Affected individuals are extremely drowsy even during the daytime; they may also fall asleep regardless of the time. After taking a short nap, persons with narcolepsy will feel and look rejuvenated and revived but after a short while will feel drowsy again. [read more]

  11. Nasal Polyps
    Nasal Polyps are the soft and usually not cancerous or benign growth of polyps in the lining of the nose or the sinuses. [read more]

  12. Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the nasopharynx. This tumor blocks the passageways in that open the upper throat. This passage is also where the olfactory tubes open into the throat. [read more]

  13. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is cancer originating in the nasal part of the pharynx, which is the topmost region of the throat; the area where the nasal passes and the auditory tubes join the remaining portions of the upper respiratory tract. [read more]

  14. Naxos Disease
    Naxos Disease is an autosomal recessive modification of Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD, also known as Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC). It is a very rare syndrome characterized primarily by the heart disease and wooly hair. [read more]

  15. Nearsightedness
    Nearsightedness otherwise known as the myopia is a condition whereby the person can see clearly the objects near him clearly but not those which are far away which are usually blurred. [read more]

  16. Neck Cancer
    Neck cancer (or, more appropriately, head and neck cancer) pertains to a group of biologically related carcinomas that originate from the upper aerodigestive tract, including: the cavity (mouth), lip, paranasal sinuses, oral nasal cavity, larynx, and pharynx. In most cases, head and neck cancers originate from the epithelium or mucosal lining of the squamous cell regions. [read more]

  17. Neck Pain
    Neck pain is a medical condition where there is an acute and chronic pain in the neck which may be caused by poor posture. [read more]

  18. Necrotizing Fasciitis
    Necrotizing fasciitis also known as fasciitis necroticans is a rare infection of the deeper skin layers and subcutaneous tissues spreading in the superficial and deep fascia enough to produce thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and eventually gangrene in the underlying tissues. This medical condition is commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria”. [read more]

  19. Neisseria Meningitidis
    Neisseria Meningitidis is simply referred to as meningococcus. It is a gram-negative diplococcal bacterium that is remarkably known for its significant role in meningitis, which is medically known as the inflammation of the meninges. Neisseria Meningitidis is the only form of bacterial meningitis identified to cause prevalent cases or epidemics. This syndrome does not only refer to meningitis but actually refers to several types of diseases caused by the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria. [read more]

  20. Nelson Syndrome
    Nelson's Syndrome is the rapid enlargement of a pituitary tumor that comes about after removing both adrenal glands. [read more]



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