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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter V

  1. Varicella Zoster
    One of eight herpes viruses, Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is known to infect humans and other vertebrates. The virus commonly causes chicken pox in both children and shingles and postherpetic neuralgia among adults. [read more]

  2. Varicella-Zoster Virus
    Varicella-zoster virus is known as a perpetrator for both herpes zoster or shingles and chicken pox, following exposure to the said virus. However, in certain cases, a patient may develop an acute neurological condition called VZV encephalitis that usually comes with some potentially severe and fatal complications. [read more]

  3. Varicocele
    Varicocele is a medical condition where there is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum which drains the testicles. [read more]

  4. Varicose Veins
    Varicose veins looks like gnarled, enlarged veins. The veins that are usually affected are those found in the legs and feet. For other people pain and discomfort can be felt. Varicose veins can also indicate other disorders especially in the circulatory system. [read more]

  5. Varicose Veins
    Varicose veins are characterized as gnarled and enlarged veins that usually develop in the legs and feet. While this condition is mostly seen as a cosmetic concern and a medically insignificant condition, in some cases it can cause serious discomfort and pain and increase the risk of other circulatory complications. [read more]

  6. Variegate Porphyria
    An autosomal dominant porphyria, Variegate porphyria can have severe, but usually not long-lasting symptoms along with symptoms that affect the skin. [read more]

  7. Variola
    Variola is a virus that causes smallpox which can be highly contagious as often a deadly disease. Based in history, smallpox have been known to have such a profound effect in the human health and has caused about 300 million deaths all over the world. [read more]

  8. Vas Deferens
    Congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD) or congenital bilateral aplasia of vas deferens is a condition in which both vas deferens, fail to form properly prior to birth. [read more]

  9. Vascular Dementia
    Vascular dementia is medical umbrella term that generally describes mental impairments and disorders that affect the cognitive functioning of the brain. This is usually caused by abnormalities in the blood vessels that are responsible in feeding the brain. Blockages in the blood usually cause stroke that causes dementia. [read more]

  10. Vascular Purpura
    Vascular pupura is the appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin. The small spots are called petechiae, which are less than 1cm, while the large ones are called ecchymoses, which are bigger than 1cm. [read more]

  11. Vasculitis
    A group of diseases featuring inflammation of the wall of blood vessels including veins (phlebitis), arteries, and capillaries due to leukocyte migration and resultant damage, Vasculitis is a condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own blood vessels. Vasculitides generally affect several organ systems and can cause severe disability. [read more]

  12. Vasculitis Hypersensitivity
    A condition characterized by a reaction that results in the inflammation of the blood vessels, hypersensitivity vasculitis happens when immune complexes lodge in the vessel wall, attracting polymorphonuclear leukocytes that in turn release tissue-degrading substances leading to an inflammatory process. [read more]

  13. Vasovagal Attack
    Vasovagal Attack otherwise known as the vasovagal reaction, is medical term used to described the reflex of the involuntary system that usually results into the slow down of the heart and the dilating of the vessels which caused the lessening of the oxygen supply in the brain. [read more]

  14. Vasovagal Syncope
    There are several types of fainting but the most common is Vasovagal syncope. is the most common type of fainting. There are a number of different syncope syndromes; all which falling under the umbrella of vasovagal syncope. The central mechanism leading to loss of consciousness is the common element among these conditions. The only difference among them is the triggering factors. [read more]

  15. Vater Association
    Vater Syndrome, sometimes called Vacterl Association, refers to the non-random association ofv ertebral anomalies, anal atresia, cardiovascular anomalies, tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, renal and/or radial anomalies and Preaxial limb anomalies (Weaver, David and Brandt, Ira (1999). Catalog of Prenatally Diagnosed Codition, JHU Press, pp. 248). More specifically , it refers to the abnormalities in structures deduce from the embryonic mesoderm. [read more]

  16. Velocardiofacial Syndrome
    Velocardiofacial Syndrome, otherwise known as the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome Strong Syndrome, is a disease or a condition that is characterized by the deletion of a chromosome that occurs near the middle of the chromosome at a location named or designated as q11.2 It usually one of the causes which causes hypemasality, language delays and speech sound errors (D'Antonio LL, Scherer NJ, Miller LL, Kalbfleisch JH, Bartley JA (2001). "Analysis of speech characteristics in children with velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) and children with phenotypic overlap without VCFS". Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. 38 (5): 455-67). [read more]

  17. Velopharyngeal Incompetence
    Velopharyngeal incompetence is a disease which is used to describe the functionality of the velopharyngeal valve. Specifically it is the malfunctioning of the velopharyngel mechanism of a person which is responsible for directing the transmission of sound energy and air pressure in both the oral cavity and the nasal cavity. [read more]

  18. Venereal Warts
    Venereal warts is more commonly known as warts in the genitals is categorized as one of the most common types of sexually transmitted diseases. As its name suggests, this disease primarily affects the moist tissues found in the genitals. While these warts can be treated with medications and surgery, it poses a health risk that should be treated seriously. [read more]

  19. Venous Thrombosis
    Venous thrombosis is the inflammation of the capillaries due to thrombosis. In this state blood clots from in a vein near the skin's surface, and this leads to inflammation of the affected veins. Persons with varicose veins are at high risk for this condition. Venous thrombosis usually triggers older people with poor blood circulation due to a week heart. [read more]

  20. Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
    Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation or V-fiB or VF, for brevity, is a term which is most frequently used to describe the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation in the intact heart (Aliot, E., Clement, J., Prystowsky, E. (2008). Fighting Sudden Cardiac Death: A World Wide Challenge, Blackwell Publishing, p.240). It is characterized by the uncoordinated contraction of the cardiac muscle of the ventricles located in the heart. It usually causes cessation of blood circulation which eventually leads to death. [read more]

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