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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter S


  1. Septic Shock
    This is a serious medical condition that is the result from decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery which is caused by sepsis and infection. In severe cases it can cause death and numerous organ failures. This condition greatly affects, children, elderly and immunocompromised individuals for the reason that their immune system cannot handle such infection. [read more]

  2. Septicaemia
    Septicaemia is a medical condition in which the blood is contaminated with high levels of bacteria, thus resulting to infection of tissues and other organs. It is a life-threatening disease that has caused fatalities all throughout history. [read more]

  3. Septicemia
    Septicemia is a medical condition that refers to the presence of the bacteria in the blood and is most commonly connected with other severe diseases. [read more]

  4. Septo-optic Dysplasia
    Septo-optic dysplasia is a rare disorder marked by abnormal development of the optic disk, pituitary insufficiencies, and most of the time absence of the septum pellucidum. The septum pellucidum is the part of the brain that separates the anterior horns or the lateral ventricles of the brain. [read more]

  5. Serious Digitalis Intoxication
    Serious Digitalis Intoxication is adverse reaction to a drug medically known as digitalis or digoxin; a medicine that slows heart rate, improves contraction and helps eliminate fluids from body tissues. Serious digitalis intoxication can result to more heart complications and may even lead to death if left undistinguished. Serious Digitalis Intoxication is one of the most serious and dangerous adverse drug reactions recorded in clinical medicine. [read more]

  6. Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
    Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a medical condition that is usually characterized by the inflammation of the joint. It is a disease that is usually associated with the MHC class I molecule HLA-B27. [read more]

  7. Serotonin Syndrome
    Serotonin syndrome is the presence of dangerous levels of serotonin in the body. [read more]

  8. Serum Sickness
    Serum sickness is a type of delayed sensitivity response. It usually appears four to ten days after exposure to the triggering substance which can be either antibiotics or antiserum. Antiserum is the portion of the serum containing antibodies like gamma globulin. Allergic reactions have rapid response while serum sickness reaction is delayed because it takes a long time for the body to produce antibodies to the new protein. [read more]

  9. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an infectious respiratory condition in humans. It was reported to have an initial outbreak that has turned out to be pandemic during November 2002 to July 2003. But it was only on February 2003 when SARS reached public spotlight. [read more]

  10. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
    SARS is an infectious respiratory illness that had an outbreak in February 2003. SARS starts with flu-like symptoms and either the condition develops or subsides to chronic respiratory phase. When SARS develops to the second phase the condition can be deadly. [read more]

  11. Severe Brain Injury
    Severe brain injury is a condition in which an individual has been unconscious for a prolonged length of time due to a variety of problems such as a stroke, traumatic head injury, brain tumor, or an underlying illness such as an infection or diabetes. [read more]

  12. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
    Severe combined immunodeficiency refers to a group of genetically inherited disorder which causes severe abnormalities in the immune system. These disorders result to reduced or impaired functions of the T and B lymphocytes. These are the specialized white blood cells processed in the bone marrow that fights infection. It is also known as the Boy in the Bubble Syndrome and referred to as the “bubble boy” disease because victims are extremely vulnerable to infectious diseases. This group of life-threatening diseases is present at birth and if left untreated may cause death in the first years of the child. [read more]

  13. Sexual Dysfunction
    Sexual Dysfunction is a sexual problem which refers to a problem during any phase of the cycle of sexual response that usually prevents the individual from experiencing sexual satisfaction. [read more]

  14. Sexual Headache
    Sexual Headache is a medical condition whereby a person experience severe headache just before or during orgasm. [read more]

  15. Sexual Neuropathy
    Sexual Neuropathy is a medical condition where there is damage in the nerves that results in to a reduced or less sexual function both in men and women. [read more]

  16. Sezary SYndrome
    Sezary syndrome also referred to as Sezary's disease is a rare type of cutaneous lymphoma characterized by skin redness, leukemia and enlarged lymph nodes. It is a form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, which is a cancerous disease involving the skin. This is a disease marked by a great increase of the white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes. [read more]

  17. Sezary's lymphoma
    Sezary's lymphoma is a type of cutaneous lymphoma that usually starts in or on the skin. The cancer is marked by the excessive propagation of T-cells which are a type of white blood cell. The extent of skin involvement is uneven and most of the time patchy. [read more]

  18. Shaken Baby Syndrome
    This syndrome is a type of child abuse that is thought to rise when the abuser brutally shakes an infant or a small child that creates a whiplash kind of motion that results to the acceleration-decelaration injuries. The distinctive lack of external evidence of trauma is a remarkable feature of SBS. [read more]

  19. Shapiro Syndrome
    Shapiro syndrome is a rare medical condition marked by recurring periods of hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature), hyperhidrosis (too much sweating), and partial or complete absence of the corpus callosum. Corpus callosum is the band of tissue connecting the two hemispheres of the brain. In other cases, there is also absence of sweating, slow heart rate and low blood pressure. [read more]

  20. Sharp Syndrome
    Sharp Syndrome is a rare connective tissue disorder affecting a range of body tissues and organs. It is also referred to as mixed connective tissue disease. Sharp syndrome is a serious auto immune disease, wherein the body's defense system attacks and damage itself. [read more]



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