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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P

  1. Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
    Peroneal muscular atrophy is a hereditary neurological disorder that causes neuropathy, particularly to the peripheral nerves or the myelin sheath, resulting in muscle weakness and muscle bulk loss. The other names for peroneal muscular atrophy are Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. [read more]

  2. Persistent Cough
    Persistent cough or also called as chronic cough is not a disease in itself; rather it is a symptom of other disorders. It is a usual problem and the reason for many doctor visits. [read more]

  3. Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome
    Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome is also known as Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder. This disorder results in a persistent arousal of the genitalia, with or even without orgasm or engorgement which is even unrelated to any feelings of desire sexually. Arousal caused by this syndrome can sometimes be very intense and can persist for over an extended period of time for days or even weeks. [read more]

  4. Persistent Truncus Arteriosus
    Persistent truncus arteriosus is otherwise known as Truncus arteriosus. This is an extremely rare congenital heart disease usually present at birth. The embryological structure which is named truncus arteriosus didn't properly divide into two parts which is the aorta and the pulmonary artery. [read more]

  5. Pertussis
    Pertussis is popularly called whooping cough. This is a very highly contageous disease that caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria. Pertusis is one of the top causes of vaccine-preventable deaths with most deaths occuring to very young infants who are unvaccinated or who are not completely vaccinated. [read more]

  6. Pervasive Disintegrative Disorder
    Pervasive disintegrative disorder is a developmental disorder in which children whose development is normal until age 3 or 4, exhibit a severe loss of social, communication and other skills after the said age. [read more]

  7. Pes Planus
    Pes planus is also popularly known as flat feet or fallen arches. This is a condition wherein the foot arch collapses making the entire sole of the foot becoming completely or nearly in contact to the ground. Having Pes planus also does not mean decreased in foot speed as it do not affect a person's response to Plantar reflex test. [read more]

  8. pet Allergy
    Pet allergy is characterized by the extreme sensitivity to pet fur or feather, causing an allergic reaction. However, aside from the fur, the well-known irritant in pet allergies in the animal dander or the dead skin flakes that floats around the air causing watery eyes and other typical reactions to an allergy. [read more]

  9. Petit Mal Seizure
    Petit mal seizure, otherwise known as absence seizure, is a condition which occurs mostly in children, and is characterized by episodes of momentary and sudden lapse of conscious activity. [read more]

  10. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
    Peutz-Jeghers is also popularly known as Hereditary Intestinal Polyposis Syndrome. This is an autosomal disease involving the dominant genes. It is occurs as a development of some hamartomatous polyps in our gastrointestinal tract. [read more]

  11. Peyronie Disease
    Peyronie's disease is a disorder of the connective tissue because of the development of some fibrous plaques in the soft tissue found in the patient's penis. Other term for Peyronies Disease is penile induration. [read more]

  12. Pfeiffer Syndrome
    Pfeiffer syndrome is a disorder often genetic in nature. This disorder is characterized by a premature fusion of the craniosynostosis and prevents the growth of the skull thereby affecting head shape as well as the face. This condition though is extremely rare which can also happen to the healthiest people. [read more]

  13. Phaeohyphomycosis
    Phaeohyphomycosis pertains to a group of mycotic (fungal) infection identified by the presence of dematiaceous (brown-pigmented) septate hyphae and, sometimes, yeast, or both in the tissue. The infection can be seen as superficial and deep, and often leads to subcutaneous cyst formations. [read more]

  14. Phantom Pain
    Phantom pain is a feeling of pain coming from a body part that has already been amputated or no longer in existence. [read more]

  15. Pharmacophobia
    Pharmacophobia otherwise known as fear of medicine or fear of taking medicines is a persistent and unwarranted fear of taking medicine or drugs. This is an abnormal state of the mind which each year causes many people distress. [read more]

  16. Pharyngitis
    Pharyngitis is the inflammation due to irritation of the back of the throat, or of the pharynx. [read more]

  17. Phenylketonuria
    Phenylketonuria is a genetic disorder (autosomal recessive) which is due to a deficient phenylalanine hydroxylase, which is essential in metabolizing phenylalanine to tyrosine. [read more]

  18. Phenylketonuria
    Phenylketonuria or PKU is a birth defect; more specifically, a mutation of the gene causing to produce the enzyme needed to break down the amino acid phenylalanine. People with this disease are generally advised to limit food with high-protein like cheese, meats and nuts. [read more]

  19. Pheochromocytoma
    Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor which occur in the medulla found in the adrenal glands. These originated in the chromaffin cells or from the extra-adrenal chromaffin tissues that failed to curl or curve forward after birth. [read more]

  20. Philippine Hemorrhagic Fever
    Philippine hemorrhagic fever, also known as dengue fever, is an epidemic disease caused by mosquitoes under the Aedes family. It is a common cause of death that has plagued Asian countries especially during rainy days. [read more]

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