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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P

  1. Pulmonary Edema
    Pulmonary edema is the abnormal build up of fluid in the lungs or increased blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs that forces fluids into the airs sacs. [read more]

  2. Pulmonary Edema Of Mountaineers
    Pulmonary edema of mountaineers is a complication of lung problems and mountain sickness due to the lack of oxygen at places of high altitude. Also known as altitude sickness, the condition leads to hypoxemia and hypoxia, where less oxygen reaches the blood. [read more]

  3. Pulmonary Embolism
    When an artery in the lung becomes blocked, Pulmonary embolism may occur. Though the condition is not fatal in most cases, it is still a leading cause of hospital deaths and is an increasing risk to passengers on long airplane flights. [read more]

  4. Pulmonary Fibrosis Granuloma
    Pulmonary fibrosis/granuloma is a rare lung disease that is demonstrated by the inflammation and stiffening of the lung tissues. Among its symptoms are shortness of breath, stiffening of the lungs, scarred lung tissues, respiratory problems, and finger clubbing. [read more]

  5. Pulmonary Heart Disease
    Pulmonary Heart Disease is a disorder that is sometimes called Cor Pulmonale. It is a modification, or an alteration, of the function and the tructure of the right ventricle of the heart. This rare disease is sometimes called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. [read more]

  6. Pulmonary Hypertension
    Pulmonary hypertension is the condition where high blood pressure occurs in the arteries in the lungs. The blood vessels that supply lungs with air and blood thicken, preventing the blood to pass through. Pressure begins to develop and the heart starts to pump harder, creating hypertension. [read more]

  7. Pulmonary Incompetence
    Pulmonary incompetence pertains to a structural defect of a heart valve. This disorder happens when the pulmonary heart valve is closes poorly and causes blood from the pulmonary artery to backflow into the right ventricle. It is more commonly known as pulmonary valve insufficiency. [read more]

  8. Pulmonary Sequestration
    Pulmonary sequestration is an abnormal growth within the tracheobronchial tree. This cystic growth may become a lung infection and can cause problems in the cardiopulmonary circulation. [read more]

  9. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
    Pulmonary valve stenosis is the malformation of the either of the three leaflets of the pulmonary valve. When the valves become narrowed or leaky, and because of this they won't be able to pick up oxygen to deliver to the lungs. [read more]

  10. Pulmonic Stenosis, Cafe Au Lait Spots
    Pulmonic stenosis, cafe-au-lait spots is a rare disease also known as the Watson syndrome. It is characterized by reduced intelligence, short stature, and cafe-au-lait spots in the skin. Pulmonary valves also become narrowed. The disease is caused by problematic mutations in the NF1 gene. [read more]

  11. Pulseless Disease
    Pulseless disease, also known as Takayasu disease, is an abnormal inflammation of the aorta. The disease is common in women, especially those from Asian countries. [read more]

  12. Pure Red Cell Aplasia
    Pure red cell aplasia is a kind of anemia that affects the red blood cells. In this disease, the bone marrow becomes unable to develop red blood cells. [read more]

  13. Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Deficiency
    Purine nucleoside phophorylase deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that causes severe immunodeficiency problems. It is caused by the disruption of the purine nucleoside phosphorylase enzymatic pathway during gene development. [read more]

  14. Purpura
    Purpura is the term described to the presence of purple discolorations on the skin. It is caused by bleeding underneath the skin. This condition is common with other diseases such as typhus, meningitis and septicemia. [read more]

  15. Purpura Simplex
    Purpura simplex is a disorder characterized by the increased bruising from vascular fragility. This disorder affects mostly women, and is very common. This condition, in itself, is not considered serious. This disorder may characterize a heterogeneous group of disorders. [read more]

  16. Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch
    Schoenlein-Henoch purpura is an inflammatory disease of the blood vessels. It consists of purple spots on the skin and can be an indication of the presence of other diseases such as interstinal hemorrhage, intussusception, and intestinal perforation. [read more]

  17. Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
    Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare medical condition that affects blood coagulation. The disease results to multiple blood clots in the blood vessels. This is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme ADAMTS13. [read more]

  18. PVL S. Aureus
    PVL stands for Panton-Valentine leukocidin which is a cytotoxin. It has been said that the occurrence of PVL is due to the increased virulence of several strains of Staphylococcus aureus. [read more]

  19. Pyaemia
    Pyaemia is a kind of septicemia that causes the proliferation of abscesses in the different parts of the body. It is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, and used to be a dreaded disease before the invention of antibiotics. [read more]

  20. Pyelonephritis
    Pyelonephritis is a kind of urinary tract infection that affects the pyelum or pelvis. It is sometimes called pyelitis. [read more]

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