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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter S

  1. Stockholm Syndrome
    This condition usually seen on people that were abducted, it is psychological response wherein hostages display signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker despite of the danger where the hostage has been placed. This syndrome is also associated to other situations that have similar tensions like battered person syndrome. It was named after the bank robbery that happened in Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden where in the people were held hostage from August 23-28, 1973. The syndrome usually affects hostages if the hostage taking took several days. [read more]

  2. Stokes-Adams Attack
    Stokes-Adams Attack, named after two Irish physicians, Robert Adams and William Stokes, is a medical condition characterized by a sudden, transient episode of syncope, occasionally featuring seizures. [read more]

  3. Stomach Cancer
    Stomach cancer can arise in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs; particularly the esophagus and the small intestine. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [read more]

  4. Stomach Flu
    Stomach flu or viral gastroenteritis is an infection of the intestine causing watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. [read more]

  5. Stomach Lining Inflammation
    Stomach lining inflammation, or gastritis, is the swelling of the stomach lining tissues. This is brought about by the obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract due to bacterial and viral infections, stress from other diseases, or side effects of other anti-inflammatory drugs. [read more]

  6. Stomatitis
    Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures inside the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth. [read more]

  7. Stomatodynia
    Stomatodynia is a condition in which the tongue, lips, or most areas of the mouth feels a burning pain without obvious reasons. It is sometimes referred to as burning mouth syndrome, scalded mouth syndrome, burning tongue syndrome, burning lips syndrome, and glossodynia. [read more]

  8. Strabismus
    Strabismus is a condition where one's eyes are not able to properly align under normal conditions.One eye is misaligned in relation to the other when focusing on a a subject. Both eyes are not able to focus in unison, in the same direction, at the same point, at the same time. [read more]

  9. Strep Throat
    Strep throat is an infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria, and it's very frequent among kids and teens. [read more]

  10. Streptococcus Group B
    Infection with Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also called Streptococcus agalactiae, can cause serious illness and sometimes death, especially in newborn infants and the elderly. Group B streptococci are also important pathogens in veterinary medicine, because they can result to bovine mastitis (inflammation of the udder) in dairy cows. The species name "agalactiae" meaning "no milk", refers to this. Streptococcus agalactiae is a gram-positive streptococcus marked by the presence of Group B Lancefield antigen, and so takes the name Group B Streptococcus. [read more]

  11. Stretch Marks
    Stretch marks are also termed as striae. These are stripe-like marks on the skin which resulted from rapid gain and loss of weight. It forms when the skin was stretched. In some cases it can also be a result of several skin diseases. [read more]

  12. Striae
    Striae are also commonly termed as stretch marks. These are stripe-like marks on the skin which resulted from rapid gain and loss of weight. It forms when the skin was stretched. In some cases it can also be a result of several skin diseases. [read more]

  13. Stroke
    The quick developing failure of brain functions because of a disturbance in the blood vessels that provide blood to the brain. This may happen because of ischemia which is caused by thrombosis or embolism or because of hemorrhage. Medically, stroke can be referred to as ictus which means ?to strike? in Latin. [read more]

  14. Strongyloidiasis
    Strongyloidiasis is a human parasitic disease that is caused by the nematode (roundworm) Strongyloides stercoralis. Other Strongyloides include S. f?lleborni, which infects chimpanzees and baboons and may produce a number infections in humans. [read more]

  15. Strumpell-lorrain Disease
    The common feature of these syndromes is progressive, often severe, spasticity in the lower extremities of the patient's body. Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is also known as familial spastic paraparesis and Strumpell-Lorrain syndrome. A number of clinical reports have documented that HSP syndromes are heterogeneous. Syndromes are categorized as uncomplicated or pure when only spinal involvement occurs, and they are classified as complicated when they are associated with neurologic abnormalities such as ataxia, mental retardation, dementia, extrapyramidal dysfunctions, visual or hearing dysfunctions, adrenal insufficiency, and ichthyosis. Inheritance of the disease may be X-linked, autosomal recessive, or autosomal dominant. The most useful classifications now are based on inheritance and genetic linkage. Clinical distinctions between pure and complicated forms of HSP have some utility; however, age of onset usually has no clear relation to the HSP genotype. [read more]

  16. Sturge-Weber Syndrome
    Sturge-Weber syndrome, sometimes known as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, is an extremely rare congenital neurological and skin disorder. [read more]

  17. Stuttering
    It is also called as stammering which a speech disorder that includes saying a word, phrase or syllable in a repeated or prolonged manner. What makes stuttering worse are stress, excitement and fatigue though when the patient is relaxed stuttering is decreased. [read more]

  18. Sty
    Sty or hordeolum is a painful, red bump located on the edge or inside of the eyelid that may also look like a pimple or boil. Sty is usually filled with pus. If several sties appear it may cause a swelling of the eyelid known as blepharitis but fortunately sty disappears after a few days. [read more]

  19. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
    Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare chronic, progressive encephalitis that mainly affects children and young adults, caused by a persistent infection of immune resistant measles virus. [read more]

  20. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    A subdural hematoma is the result of a head injury. Intracranial hematoma occurs after a blood vessel ruptures in the brain or between the skull and brain producing blood that compresses the brain tissue. [read more]

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