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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P


  1. Pathological Stealing
    Pathological stealing otherwise known as the condition of kleptomania is an impulse control disorder characterized by the overpowering urge to steal items, usually of little value and not needed by the person afflicted. [read more]

  2. Patterson Pseudoleprechaunism Syndrome
    Patterson syndrome is also called pseudoleprechaunism. This is very rare syndrome that first mistakenly diagnosed as Donohue Syndrome or Leprechaunism. [read more]

  3. PCC Deficiency
    PCC deficiency, also known as propionic acidermia, is a disease in which the body is unable to produce certain proteins and lipids. Because of this an abnormal accumulation of acids contaminate the blood and become toxic to some tissues. [read more]

  4. Peanut Allergy
    Peanut allergy is identified as one of the most common form of food allergy and is often diagnosed during the first years of life. In most cases, children usually outgrow this condition as they grow older, while there are some who tend to develop serious reactions that require emergency medical attention. [read more]

  5. Peanut Hypersensitivity
    Peanut hypersensitivity or peanut allergy is a form of food allergy but are distinct from that of nut allergies. It is a specific hypersensitivity to some dietary substances found on peanuts which causes a possible overreaction of the body's immune system. This hypersensitivity may also lead to an extremely severe symptoms to countless people, physycally. Peanut hypersensitivity is the most often cause of death related to food. An extremely severe peanut allergy may result to anaphylaxis, which is often an emergency situation that requires real immediate attention from attending physician and should be treated with epinephrine. [read more]

  6. Pectus Excavatum
    Pectus excavatum a Latin term meaning hollowed chest is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior wall of the chest, in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. It produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It is often present at birth and progresses during the time of rapid bone growth in the early teenage years, but in rare cases does not appear until the onset of puberty. [read more]

  7. Pediatric T-Cell Leukemia
    Pediatric T-cell leukemia is a rare type of an acute lymphoblastic leukemia occuring to children. It is a cancer involving the lymphoblasts which forms lymphocyte cells. [read more]

  8. Pediculosis
    Pediculosis is condition termed for the infestation of parasistic insects called lice. They mostly attact the human bodies. The more popular term for the condition is head lice, pubic lice, or body lice. Pediculus humanus capitis or the head lice in most common term affects children belonging to the age groups of 3-10 as well as their families which occur mostly in females. [read more]

  9. Pediculosis Capitis
    Pediculosis capitis is a highly communicable “disease” (especially in children) wherein the head of the person suffering therefrom is infested with tiny parasites which live and feed on blood from the scalp, known as head lice. [read more]

  10. Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
    Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease is a very rare disorder involving the central nervous system. The disease affects the motor abilities, coordination, and intellectual function of the person affected. [read more]

  11. Pellagra
    Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease caused by dietary lack of niacin (B3) and protein, especially proteins containing the essential amino acid tryptophan. Because tryptophan could be converted into niacin, foods with tryptophan but without niacin, such as milk, prevent pellagra. But, if dietary tryptophan is diverted into protein production, niacin deficiency may still result. [read more]

  12. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Pelvic inflammatory disease is term used generally to describe inflammation occuring in the female uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes.The disease may also lead to a condition called tissue necrosis without abscess formation or with abscess formation. Pus cells due to the inflammation can be released and affect the peritoneum.Pelvic inflammatory disease is a very vague and broad term which can also refer to any form may it be viral, parasitic, bacterial, or fungal. In most cases, it is often bacterial in nature. [read more]

  13. Pelvic Lipomatosis
    Pelvic lipomatosis is a rare disease which often occurs to older black men who are obese and with hypertension. In pelvic lipomatosis, dense deposits of normal fat in abnormal amount may be seen in spaces in the pelvic area. Pelvic lipomatosis is often benign overgrowth of some adipose tissue with small fibrotic components as well as inflammatory. Pelvic lipomatosis is commonly found incidentally when doing a routine check up. [read more]

  14. Pemphigus
    Pemphigus is a medical condition used to describe a vesiculobullous disease affecting the skin and the mucous membranes which then causes vesicles or blisters, raw sores, and bullae. An autoimmune disease which is caused when the body's immune system mistook its own tissues to be a foreign tissue and destroys it. Antibodies attacking his very own cells are autoantibodies. The target of the autoantibodies in the pemphigus condition is the desmoglein which is a form of protein. Desmoglein is the "glue" attaching some epidermal cells adjacent to each other by the desmosomes. [read more]

  15. Pemphigus Foliaceus
    Pemphigus Foliaceus is the least severe form of the three varieties of Pemphigus. In this case, the antibodies attack Desmoglein 1 protein which is only found in the upper layer of the skin which is usually a dry layer of the skin. Unlike pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus is not as painfull and often times misdiagnosed to be dermatitis or sometimes eczema. [read more]

  16. Pemphigus Vulgaris
    The pemphigus vulgaris is the most common form of Pemphigus disorder. Pemphigus vulgaris results when the antibodies attack the Desmoglein 3. It causes sores originating in the mouth and making eating difficult and also uncomfortable for the sufferer. Commonly, it occurs to people who are between the ages of 40 and 60 although it can also affect other people not belonging to that age group. In rare cases though, it is linked with myasthenia gravis. [read more]

  17. Pendred Syndrome
    Pendred syndrome is otherwise called Pendred disease. This is a disorder, which is genetic in nature that leads to sensorineural hearing loss involving both ears and goitre occationally accompanied with hypothyroidism. Pendred syndrome has been associated to mutations specifically in the PDS gene which is responsible for coding of the pendrin protein. [read more]

  18. Penicillin Allergy
    Penicillin allergy is the extreme sensitivity to penicillin and other related antibiotics. These are medications that are formularized to treat bacterial infections and allergic reaction to such products can prove to highly dangerous. It is still unclear why some people are allergic to such medications, but it is mostly a malfunction of the immune system, like all other types of allergies. [read more]

  19. Penile Candidiasis
    Penile candidiasis pertains to a rare yeast infection of the penis caused by a fungus of the genus Candida, transmitted via sexual contact. [read more]

  20. Penis Cancer
    Penis cancer is a disease where malignant cells are found to originate from the penile tissues. It is also known as Penile Cancer. [read more]



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