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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter S

  1. Sheehan Syndrome
    Sheehan syndrome is a rare condition that happens in women who suffered a severe uterine bleeding during and after childbirth. In this medical condition the resulting blood loss and hypovolemic shock may cause damage to the pituitary gland leading to hypopituitarism. Sheehan syndrome is also known as postpartum hypopituitarism or postpartum pituitary necrosis. [read more]

  2. Shellfish allergy
    Shellfish allergy is known to be one of the most common forms of food allergies and typically found in most adults. The allergic reactions to shellfish allergy can range from mild to severe and possible fatal symptoms. Shellfish are known as animals with shells such as clams, shrimp, lobster and even squid. General avoidance to shellfish is the most effective preventative treatment of this type of allergy. [read more]

  3. Shigellosis
    Shigellosis is an infectious disease affecting the intestinal tract, which can be transmitted through oral and fecal route. It is mainly considered as a food borne illness. The condition may be severe especially with child patients. It is usually predominant in places with poor hygiene because the causative organism is mostly found in water contaminated with human feces. [read more]

  4. Shin Splints
    Shin splints is a form of running-related injuries. It is also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. [read more]

  5. Shingles
    Shingles is the common name for Herpes Zoster. It is an infectious viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash positioned in a limited area on one side of the body. [read more]

  6. Shock
    Shock is a serious and life-threatening medical condition that happens when the body does not receive sufficient amount of blood causing the cells of the body to receive inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. Medical shock is a critical medical emergency and has been reported as one of the leading causes of death for seriously-ill patients. There are four types of shock namely: hypovolemic, cardiogenic, obstructive and distributive shock. The most recent type of shock classified is endocrine shock, which is based on endocrine disruptions. [read more]

  7. Short Bowel Syndrome
    Short bowel syndrome is a malabsorption disorder which is caused by the surgical removal of the small intestine, which is the absorptive region of the gastrointestinal tract. This disorder is also known as short gut syndrome or short gut. Most cases of Short bowel syndrome are acquired; rare cases include children born with congenital short bowel. [read more]

  8. Short QT Syndrome
    Short QT syndrome is a congenital abnormality in the normal rhythm of the heart. The heart of an individual with Short QT Syndrome takes less time than normal to recharge between beats. Left untreated, the irregular heartbeats will manifest signs and symptoms starting from dizziness and fainting, later on cardiac arrest and worse may lead to sudden death. [read more]

  9. Short Rib-Polydactyly Syndrome
    Short rib-polydactyly syndrome is a description for a group of bone growth disorders referred to as skeletal dysplasias, which is commonly known as dwarfism. Any form of short rib-polydactyly syndrome is fatal for newborns because of severe underdevelopment of the lungs causing inability to breathe. There are four closely related dysplasias in Short rib-polydactyly syndrome namely: I-?Saldino-Noonan Type? II- ?Majewski Type? III- ?Verma-Naumoff Type? IV- ?Beemeer-Langer Type? [read more]

  10. Short Stature
    Short stature or dwarfism caused by a medical condition resulting in an adult height ranging from 2 feet 8 inches to 4 feet 8 inches. [read more]

  11. Shoulder Arthritis
    Shoulder Arthritis is a medical condition that is characterized by the excessive pain in the shoulder due to the grinding of the bones against each other due to the absence of cartilage. [read more]

  12. Shoulder Bursitis
    Shoulder Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa or that tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between the body's tissue. [read more]

  13. Shprintzen Syndrome
    Shprintzen Syndrome goes by different names like velocardio-facial syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome, and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. This medical condition is a rare inherited syndrome of cardiac deficiencies and craniofacial abnormalities. [read more]

  14. Shulman-Upshaw Syndrome
    Shulman-upshaw syndrome is a hereditary form of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), which is a rare blood condition marked by the formation of blood clots known as thrombi within the circulation. This condition results in the consumption of platelets therefore leading to low platelet counts. [read more]

  15. Shwachman Syndrome
    Shwachman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder with numerous and wide-ranging manifestations. The disease is characteristically marked by signs of insufficient fat and nutrient absorption because of abnormal development of the pancreas and improper functioning of the bone marrow, which results in hematologic abnormalities. [read more]

  16. Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome
    Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare congenital disorder that occurs in just about one in 50,000 births. This syndrome affects multiple organs in the body and symptoms may differ from one individual to another. People who have Shwachman-diamond syndrome are at a great risk of developing life-threatening complications such as severe infections, acute myelogenous leukemia and bone marrow failure in addition to exocrine pancreatic dysfunctions. [read more]

  17. Shwartzman Phenomenon
    Shwartzman phenomenon is a body reaction, either localized or systemic to particular toxins resulting in the formation of a blood clot that can cause death to the affected tissue. The symptom may vary depending on the part of the body exposed to the endotoxin. This condition usually occurs during delivery or abortion oftentimes because foreign bodies are introduced into the tissues located in the female reproductive system. The phenomenon is usually marked by tissue necrosis, bleeding and ulceration. [read more]

  18. Shy-Drager Syndrome
    Shy-Drager syndrome is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting the brain and other parts of the nervous system specifically the autonomic nervous system. The disorder is identified and was named after Dr. Milton Shy and Dr.Glen Drager; two researchers who described the syndrome in 1960. Patients with Shy-Drager syndrome experience wide ranging damage to the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling involuntary functions. [read more]

  19. Sialadenitis
    Sialadenitis is inflammation of salivary gland due to obstruction of the salivary gland or duct. Sialadenitis is very common among the elderly with salivary gland stones. There are also cases occurring in infants in the first few weeks after birth. Without proper treatment, Sialadenitis can progress into serious infection most especially in the injured and elderly. [read more]

  20. Sialidosis
    Sialidosis is a very rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by an insufficiency of the enzyme alpha-neuraminidase. This insufficiency leads to the abnormal accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) and mucolipids (fatty substances) in most tissues of the body. Sialidosis belongs to a group of disorders that are known as lysosomal disorders. It is also known by other names like Mucolipidosis I, Sialidase deficiency, and Alpha-neuraminidase Deficiency. [read more]

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