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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter W


  1. Watermelon Stomach
    Watermelon Stomach or the Gastric antral vascular ectasia, GAVE for brevity, is a condition where there is improper function especially in the antrum or the last part of the stomach. It is a rare condition which is cause by the chronic gastrointestinal bleeding or iron deficiency anemia. [read more]

  2. Weaver Syndrome
    Weaver Syndrome otherwise known as the Weaver-Williams syndrome, is a congenital disorder which is usually linked to the unusual and rapid growth which may formally begin during the prenatal period. Its manifestation includes an unusual facial appearance and unusual skeletal features. It is a syndrome associated with the so called NSD1 (Douglas J, Hanks S, Temple IK, et al (2003). "NSD1 mutations are the major cause of Sotos syndrome and occur in some cases of Weaver syndrome but are rare in other overgrowth phenotypes". Am. J. Hum. Genet. 72 (1)). associated with rapid growth beginning in the prenatal period, a characteristic facial appearance and certain skeletal features. The first syndrome was first described in 1974 by Weaver (Weaver DD, Graham CB, Thomas IT, Smith DW (1974). "A new overgrowth syndrome with accelerated skeletal maturation, unusual facies, and camptodactyly". J. Pediatr. 84 (4): 547-52). [read more]

  3. Weber Sturge Dimitri Syndrome
    Weber Sturge Dimitri Syndrome otherwise known as the encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis is a rare congenital neurological and skin disorder. It is a phakomatoses and usually associated with port-wine stains on the face, glaucoma, seizures, ipsilateral leptomeningeal angioma and mental retardation. [read more]

  4. Weber-Christian Disease
    Weber Christian Disease or otherwise known as the idiopathic lobular panniculitis is a disorder affecting the skin whereby there is a recurring inflammation of the fat layer of the skin. [read more]

  5. Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Wegener's granulomatosis is a form of the vasculitis disorder that primarily affects the lungs, kidneys and other organs. Because it mainly affect the organs, it requires a long term immune suppression (Seo P, Stone JH. The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides. Am J Med 2004;117:39-50). [read more]

  6. Weil Syndrome
    Weil Syndrome, otherwise known as the Leptospirosis or the canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever or the 7-day fever among other names, is a bacterial zoonotic disease which affects both human and animals like mammals, reptile, amphibians and birds. It is an infection that is commonly transmitted to human through allowing fresh water that is contaminated with animal urine to came in contact with the broken skin. It was first observed in 1907 from a post mortem renal tissue slice (Stimson AM (1907). "Note on an organism found in yellow-fever tissue." Public Health Reports 22:541). [read more]

  7. Weil's Disease
    Weil's Disease is more commonly known as leptospirosis, which is a term used to identify certain forms of diseases that are caused by microorganisms of the genus Leptospira. These viruses can usually contracted from urine of rats and other farm animals, most commonly found in cave environment in mud and water. [read more]

  8. Weil's Disease
    Weil's disease is a potentially fatal infection caused by an organism known as Leptospira ictero-haemorrhagiae that most rats carry and excrete in their urine. [read more]

  9. Weissenbacher Zweymuller Syndrome
    Weissenbacher Zweymuller Syndrome is a genetic disorder where there is abnormalities in the skeletal system of the person. [read more]

  10. Werdnig-Hoffman Disease
    Werdnigg-Hoffman Disease otherwise known as the Sever Infantile Spinal Muscular Atropy or simply Spinal Muscular Atropy Type I is an sutosomal recessive condition that presents either neonatally as floppy baby or with progressive weakness and wating within the first year of life owing to widespread lower motor neuron degeneration (Souhami, R. and Maxham,J. (2002) Textbook on Medicine, p 1391). [read more]

  11. Werner's Syndrome
    Werner's Syndrome otherwise known as the Adult premature aging syndrome or the adult progeria, is a rare genetic disorder which can be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Its signs and symptoms of the disorder may only be manifest usually during the third and fourth decade of life. [read more]

  12. Wernicke's Encephalopathy
    Wernicke's encephalopathy is a medical condition that is caused thiamine or vitamin B-1 deficiency. [read more]

  13. Wernickle-Korsakoff Syndrome
    Wernickle-Korsakoff syndrome is a condition characterized by loss of memory and confusion. This is caused by a dysfunction in the brain due to lack of sufficient B vitamins. [read more]

  14. West Nile Encephalitis
    West Nile encephalitis is a viral infection that affects the brain. This disease causes great damages to the central nervous system and can lead to paralysis or even death. [read more]

  15. West Nile Virus
    West Nile virus is an RNA virus which is also a member of the Flaviviridae family that is transmitted through culicine mosquitoes which usually bite birds and infect horses and humans (Guharoy R. Noviasky JA, et al. (2004) West Nile Virus Infection, AmJ Health Syst. Pharm. Jun 15:61 (12). [read more]

  16. West Syndrome
    West Syndrome also known as the “Infantile Spasms” is a rare form of epilepsy in infants. The syndrome is related to the age of the person and usually occur in the 3rd and 12th month especially the 5th month of the infant. [read more]

  17. Western Equine Encephalitis
    Western equine encephalitis or WEE is a viral disease which is caused by western equine encephalitis virus which is an arbovirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genre Culex and Culiseta (Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology, 4th ed., McGraw Hill). [read more]

  18. Westphall Disease
    Westphall disease otherwise known as the Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare channelopathy where there is weakness in the muscle and even cause paralysis accompanying a fall in the level of potassium in the blood. It often begins in adolescence and is usually triggered of strenuous exercise followed by rest, high carbohydrate meals and sudden changes in the temperature. [read more]

  19. Wet Lung
    Wet lung syndrome, also known as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), is an acute obstruction of the lungs. Inflammation of the lungs occurs when the air passages become to narrow for the oxygen to enter. This syndrome is common among people exposed to chemicals such as ammonia and chlorine for a long period of time. The condition is characterized by rales and cough. It may also lead to more severe respiratory problems and can be life-threatening. [read more]

  20. wheat Allergy
    Wheat is identified as one of the most common allergy-causing foods that mostly affect children. The allergic reactions typically occurs a few minutes after eating the food products that contains wheat, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe and possibly life-threatening reactions. [read more]



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