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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter N


  1. Nemaline Myopathy
    Nemaline myopathy is a congenital hereditary neuromuscular disorder that causes muscular weakness that continuously progresses and with varying severity. It is also known as rod myopathy or nemaline rod myopathy. Nemaline myopathy is a clinical and genetical heterogeneous disease. This disorder has two forms: autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive forms. Autosomal dominant form is produced by a defective gene contributed by one parent while autosomal recessive form is produced by defective genes coming from both parents. [read more]

  2. Neonatal ALD
    Neonatal ALD (short for neonatal adenoleukodystrophy) is a genetic disease affecting infants, causing damage to the adrenal gland and the myelin sheath, or the protective coating of the nerve cells. [read more]

  3. Neonatal Hemochromatosis
    Neonatal Hemochromatosis is a rare and severe liver disease. It is also known as perinatal hemochromatosis or neonatal iron storage disease. [read more]

  4. Neonatal Hepatitis
    Neonatal hepatitis also known as perinatal hepatitis is a rare fulminant liver disease. It is characterized by extremely excessive deposition of iron in the liver, pancreas, endocrine glands, and heart. It is a life threatening condition wherein death is common during the fetal or infant stage. [read more]

  5. Neonatal Herpes
    Neonatal herpes is a rare but serious medical condition. It is usually the result of vertical transmission of the virus from mother-to-newborn child. There are also cases when the disease is acquired afterbirth from parent, caretaker or sibling. [read more]

  6. Neonatal Jaundice
    Neonatal jaundice pertains to the yellowing of a newborn infant's skin due to a buildup of indirect unconjugated bilirubin in the skin. [read more]

  7. Neonatal Lupus
    Neonatal lupus (short for Neonatal lupus erythematosus) is a rare disease that results from the transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies. [read more]

  8. Neonatal Myasthenia
    Neonatal myasthenia is a postsynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect that arises as a complication in the infants of mothers with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. [read more]

  9. Neonatal Ophthalmitis
    Neonatal ophthalmitis pertains to a discharge of pus from the eye of a newborn infant. It is also alternatively known as opthalmia neonatorum. [read more]

  10. Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome pertains to a relatively common complication affecting prematurely born infants. Also called infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS), hyaline membrane disease, or respiratory distress syndrome in infants, this condition is characterized by breathing difficulties. [read more]

  11. Neonatal Tetanus
    Neonatal tetanus is a serious tetanus infection of newborn infants. It is also alternatively known as tetatnus neonatorum. In general, tetanus can affect people of all ages; but in babies, this disease is particularly serious and may be fatal. [read more]

  12. Neonatal Transient Jaundice
    Neonatal Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and other tissues of a newborn infant due to accumulation of indirect unconjugated bilirubin in the skin. This is the result of an overall increase in the total bilirubin in the blood. [read more]

  13. Nephritis
    Nephritis pertains to kidney inflammation, often as a result of toxins, infections, and auto-immune diseases. The term nephritis is derived from the Greek words “nephro”, which means “of the kidney”, and “itis”, meaning “inflammation”. [read more]

  14. Nephroblastoma
    Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer which affects infants and children which usually occurs and develops in the nerve cells of the body. It usually occurs in and around the adrenal glands but it some cases it may also grow in the chest, neck and pelvis. [read more]

  15. Nephrocalcinosis
    Nephrocalcinosis is a condition wherein calcium salt deposits affect the function of the kidney. The condition is most commonly seen as an incidental finding for medullary sponge kidney through an x-ray of the abdomen. [read more]

  16. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes Insipidus is a medical condition referring to inability of the kidney to concentrate urine; characterized by excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine that cannot be trimmed down even if you reduce the amount of fluid intake. [read more]

  17. Nephropathy
    Nephropathy pertains to disease or damage of the kidney. Previously, nephropathy was known by its older term, nephrosis. [read more]

  18. Nephrosclerosis
    Nephrosclerosis is a medical condition referred to as hypertensive nephropathy, which is a medical condition indicating damage to the kidney because of chronic high blood pressure. Nephrosclerosis is characterized by hardening of the kidney's artery and arterioles. [read more]

  19. Nephrotic Syndrome
    Nephrotic syndrome is a nonspecific disorder in which the kidneys are damaged instigating them to leak large protein amounts from the blood into the urine. [read more]

  20. Nerve Cancer
    Nerve cancer pertains to a type of carcinoma affecting the nerve cells, often involving a tumor that originates from the cells of the nervous system. Nerve cancer is also usually associated with brain cancer. [read more]



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