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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter U

  1. UDP-Galactose-4-Epimerase Deficiency
    A genetic metabolic disorder, Galactosemia affects an individual's ability to properly metabolize the sugar galactose. In 1917, Goppert first described the disease, citing a defect in galactose metabolism that was identified by a groups led by Herman Kalckar in 1956. The disease's incidence is about 1 per 47,000 births (classic type) and is much rarer in Japan and much more common in Italy, particularly the traveler region. The disease is also very common within the Irish Traveler population. This is credited to consanguinity within a relatively small gene pool. [read more]

  2. UHL Anomaly
    First described in 1952, UHL anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by a partial or total loss of the myocard muscle in the right ventricle. This results in decreased output of the right side of the heart. [read more]

  3. Ulbright Hodes Syndrome
    Ulbright Hodes syndrome or Renal dysplasia-limb defects syndrome (RL syndrome) is a very rare disorder that has been described in three infants, all of whom died shortly after they were born. [read more]

  4. Ulcer, Duodenal
    Duodenal ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer that develops in the first part of the small intestine. [read more]

  5. Ulcer, Gastric
    Gastric ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer that occurs in the stomach. [read more]

  6. Ulcer, Pressure
    Pressure ulcer or bedsores are the areas of damaged skin and tissue due to sustained pressure. [read more]

  7. Ulcer, Stomach
    Stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer that occurs in the stomach. [read more]

  8. Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis or colitis ulcerosa is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine and rectum. A systemic disease affects many parts of the body outside the intestine, it is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). [read more]

  9. Ulerythema Ophryogenesis
    Ulerythema ophryogenesis is a rare genetic disorder that involves a slowly spreading redness of the eyebrows and cheeks followed by damage to the skin and loss of eyebrows. It is also classified as a type of genodermatosis. [read more]

  10. Umbilical Cord Ulceration And Intestinal Atresia
    A rare congenital disease, Umbilical cord ulceration and intestinal atresia can lead to severe intrauterine hemorrhage. There have only been 15 reported cases for the disorder though newer studies are beginning to conclude that it has a higher incidence rate than has been previously reported. One study is said to have established intestinal atresia and umbilical cord ulceration a clear link after 5 cases were reported at the time of publication. [read more]

  11. Uncombable Hair Syndrome
    Uncombable Hair Syndrome, also referred to as spun-glass hair, was discovered by French researchers in the early 1970s and was termed ?cheveux incoiffables.? Uncombable hair syndrome is characterized by scalp hair that has an irregular structure and that is arranged in jumbled bundles, making it impossible to comb. UHS however, is not a common phenomenon. Between 1973 and 1998, there have only been 60 reported cases of the disorder. [read more]

  12. Uniparental Disomy
    Uniparental disomy is the situation in which two copies of a chromosome come from the same parent, instead of one copy coming from the mother and one copy coming from the father. Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome are examples of disorders caused by uniparental disomy. [read more]

  13. Upington Disease
    An extremely rare malformation disorder, Upington disease only has one published source that claims its existence in three generations from South Africa. It is characterized by pelvic anomalies and multiple bone tumors. [read more]

  14. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
    Upper Respiratory Tract Infections or URTI or URI refers to the sickness caused by an acute infection that usually involves the upper respiratory tracts like the nose, pharynx, larynx and the sinuses. [read more]

  15. Urachal Cancer
    Urachal Cancer is a rare form of bladder cancer that can occur at any site along the urachal tract. First described in 1863 by Hue and Jaequin, the most common locations of the cancer are the umbilicus and the dome of the bladder. The urachus develops inside the womb and after birth, it is no longer needed and normally closes off. Though sometimes there are still traces of it from the bladder to the umbilicus, there is often a small bit left at the bladder end. [read more]

  16. Urachal Cyst
    Urachal cyst is a sinus that remains from the allantois during embryogenesis. [read more]

  17. Urban Rogers Meyer Syndrome
    Also simply known as Urban syndrome, Urban Rogers Meyer syndrome is an extremely rare congenital disease has only been reported in two cases. The first to describe the disease was Urban et al. in 1979. [read more]

  18. Urea Cycle Disorder
    It is a genetic disorder where in it is caused by a lack of one of the enzymes in the urea cycle that is responsible for getting rid of ammonia from the blood stream. [read more]

  19. Uremia
    A term used to loosely describe the illness accompanying kidney failure, Uremia is also known as prerenal azotemia. Urea and other waste products are usually retained in the blood in kidney failure cases. [read more]

  20. Ureter Cancer
    Ureter Cancer or the Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter is a cancer that grows in the urinary system that is either on the kidney which is responsible for collecting urine or the pelvis which empties the urine into a tube called the ureter that leads to the bladder. [read more]

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