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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P

  1. Pentalogy Of Cantrell
    Pentalogy of Cantrell is a very rare syndrome which causes defects in the diaphragm, heart and lower sternum, abdominal wall, and pericardium. The syndrome are characterized into five findings. This includes Omphalocele, Anterior diaphragmatic hernia, Sternal cleft, Ectopia cordis, and Intracardiac defect which involves a defective ventricular septal or a state called diverticulum of the left ventricle. It is characterized by a combination of very severe defects involving the middle of the chest which does not exclude the sternum, abdominal wall, diaphragm, and heart. [read more]

  2. Pentosuria
    Pentosuria is a condition where xylulose which is a pentose is found in the urine at abnormally high concentrations. The condition is often associated to the deficiency of L-xylulose reductase, which is a reducing sugar. Thus it usually give false diagnosis and lead to misdiagnosis of the condition as diabetes. [read more]

  3. Peptic Ulcer
    Peptic Ulcer, also known as peptic ulcer disease or PUD, are sores that develop on the stomach lining, esophagus, the upper small intestine and other areas of the gastrointestinal tract, making it extremely painful for the patient. [read more]

  4. Periarteritis Nodosa
    Periarteritis nodosa is also popularly called Polyarteritis nodosa. This is condition of a vasculitis of the medium-sized arteries. The arteries become swollen and eventually damaged due to attacks by the rogue immune cells. Another term for this condition is Kussmaul disease or the broader term Kussmaul-Meier disease. [read more]

  5. Pericarditis
    Pericarditis pertains to the swelling and/or irritation of the thin sac-like membrane surrounding the heart called the pericardium. [read more]

  6. Perilymph Fistula
    Perilymph fistula, or PLF, is an abnormal opening in the fluid-filled inner ear. Possible places where PLF can occur are: between the middle ear/mastoid sinus, the intracranial cavity, other spaces in the temporal bone, or the bone of the ear called the otic capsule. In most cases it is a tear in thin membranes called oval window and round window, between the middle and inner ears. Perilymph fistula is generally considered a rare disorder and may occur in one or both ears. [read more]

  7. Perilymphatic Fistula
    Perilymph fistula is also known as labyrinthine fistula. This is a condition wherein there is leakage of the inner ear fluid entering into the middle ear. This condition is believed to be a complication due to stapedectomy. Perilymphatic fistula are classified into four categories, namely congenital, iatrogenic, spontaneous, and traumatic. [read more]

  8. Perinatal Infections
    Perinatal infection is described as an infection which is caused by less common parasites, bacteria, or viruses passed from the mother to the baby during her pregnancy or at childbirth which the baby can get from the mother's vagina at birth. [read more]

  9. Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis And Adenitis
    Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis syndrome is a medical condition that usually starts with young children. In this condition children would develop high fever which mostly occurs at a periodic interval of 3-5 weeks. This is often times accompanied with pharyngitis, adenitis, and/or aphthous ulcers. [read more]

  10. Periodic Paralysis
    Periodic paralysis is a collective term for the genetic illnesses that cause weakness and paralysis from simple ailments such as stress, high carbohydrate meals, mood changes or any physical activity. [read more]

  11. Periodontal Disease Or Periodontitis
    Periodontitis, is a collective name of inflammatory diseases that affects the tissues which is surrounding and supporting the teeth. Periodontitis is the state involving a progressive loss of bone which surrounds the teeth and could lead to loosening ore eventually loosing the teeth if it remains untreated. Periodontitis is very common disorder. [read more]

  12. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Peripartum Cardiomyopathy is a form of a dilated cardiomyopathy. It is described as the deterioration in cardiac function usually in periods between the late pregnancy months up to five months of postpartum. Patients usually have no history relating to any heart disease with no other causes of the heart failure. Peripartum cardiomyopathy involves decrease in the left ventricular ejection fraction which is associated with congestive heart failure as well as an elevated risk of having atrial and ventricular arrhythmias or even a sudden cardiac death. [read more]

  13. Peripheral Neuropathy
    Peripheral neuropathy is the term used to describe damage to the nerves in the peripheral nervous system. The damage may be bue to diseases involving the nerve due to side-effects of some systemic illness. The damage or Peripheral neuropathies may vary on how they are presented and how it originated. [read more]

  14. Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Peripheral vascular disease also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a collator for all diseases caused by the obstruction of large peripheral arteries, which can result from atherosclerosis, inflammatory processes leading to stenosis, an embolism or thrombus formation. [read more]

  15. Peritoneal Mesothelioma
    Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare cancer that normally occurs in the abdominal tissue. [read more]

  16. Peritoneum Cancer
    Peritoneum cancer pertains to cancer originating from the peritoneum, a membrane that lines the insides of the abdomen including all the organs found here like the intestines, liver and stomach. Peritoneum cancer is a rare type of cancer mainly affecting women, similar to ovarian cancer. Peritoneum cancer is also alternatively known as primary peritoneal cancer or PPC. [read more]

  17. Peritonitis
    Peritonitis is defined as an the swelling or inflammation of the serous membrane which lines a part of our abdominal cavity and the viscera it contains. This mebrane is called peritoneum. The swelling may be localised in just one part or covering generally the whole lining of the cavity. Peritonitis usually manifest an acute course which may depend largely on either localised or generalised infection. People with Peritonitis are usually treated with surgical emergency. [read more]

  18. Periventricular Leukomalacia
    Periventricular leukomalacia is often characterized by the death of the white matter which is found near the cerebral ventricles. The death of the white matter is caused by the softening of the tissue of the brain. It usually could affect newborn babies or fetuses, with premature babies being at the greatest risk to suffer from the disorder. [read more]

  19. Pernicious Anemia
    Pernicious anemia is also popularly known as Biermer's anaemia and Addison's anaemia or even Addison-Biermer anaemia. This is a rare form of megaloblastic anemia which is due to deficiency in vitamin B12 which is caused by an impaired absorption of the vitamin because of the absence of some intrinsic factor especially in the setting of the atrophic gastritis, more specifically, loss of the gastric parietal cells. [read more]

  20. Perniosis
    Perniosis is also called Chilblains or blain, when it occurs on the feet. This is a medical condition which is often mistaken as frostbite or trench foot. Perniosis are ulcers on the extremities like the toes and fingers that occur especially when a predisposed individual was exposed to cold atmosphere or humidity. [read more]

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