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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter W

  1. Wheat Hypersensitivity
    Wheat Hypersensitivity otherwise known as the Wheat allergy is a kind of food allergy which involves IgE and mast cell response. [read more]

  2. Whiplash
    Whiplash usually happens during rear-end car collisions which results to a neck injury which is common in this kind of situations. [read more]

  3. Whiplash
    Whiplash is characterized as one of the most common neck injury that is usually a result of a rear-end collisions on automobile when the head suddenly jerks back and forward. This extreme motion can cause the ligaments and the muscles to move out of its range. [read more]

  4. Whipple Disease
    Whipple disease is a systematic and rare disease which is often described as a gastrointestinal disorder that causes mal-absorption and affect other part of the including the heart, lungs, brain and eyes. [read more]

  5. Whipworm
    Whipworm is a roundworm that looks like a whips with wider handles, that affects the human large intestine. [read more]

  6. White Sponge Nevus
    White Sponge Nevus otherwise known as the Cannon's Disease or Hereditary leukokeratosis of mucosa which follow a hereditary pattern as an autosomal dominant trait. It usually occur during childhood or adulthood of the person. [read more]

  7. Whiteheads
    Whiteheads is caused by the buildup of sebum tat blocks the oil ducts. This is a quite common skin problem that typically affects the face. While this condition does not necessary warrant an immediate medical attention, it can be quite unsightly. [read more]

  8. Whitemore Disease
    Whitemore disease, also known as melioidosis, is a contagious illness similar to glanders disease. It is caused by the bacterium Burkhoideria pseudomallei. This disease is endemic in Southeast Asia, South America and some parts of Australia. [read more]

  9. Whitlow
    Whitlow otherwise known as the Herpetic whitlow, is a medical condition that is usually characterized by a severe painful infection of the hand which usually involves one or more fingers that is most often affects the terminal phalanx. [read more]

  10. Whooping Cough
    Whooping cough is medically known as pertussis, which is characterized as a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract. While whooping cough may initially resemble an ordinary cold, it may eventually turn more serious, especially among infants. [read more]

  11. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
    Whooping Cough otherwise known as the Pertussis is a higly contagious diseased that is said to be caused by a bacteria named Bordetella Pertussis. The disease is often described as the whooping which is generally on high-pitched that usually occur in the case of infected babies and children only (Finger H, von Koenig CHW (1996). Bordetella-Clinical Manifestations. In:Barron's Medical Microbiology (Barron S et al. Eds.) 4th., Univ of Texas Medical Branch). [read more]

  12. Willebrand Disease
    Von Willebrand disease or VWD for brevity, is an inherited bleeding disorder which affects the body's ability to clot open wounds which causes heavy and continuous bleeding. [read more]

  13. Willebrand Disease, Acquired
    Acquired Willebrand disease otherwise known as the Von Willebrand disease is the a hereditary coagulation abnormality which arises from a quantitative or qualitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor which is a multimeric protein that is usually required for platelet adhesion. [read more]

  14. Williams Syndrome
    Williams syndrome otherwise known as the Williams-Beuren syndrome is a genetic disorder that is characterized by a an unusual “elfin” facial appearance with a low nasal bridge a different and unusual cheerful demeanor and unpredictable negative outbursts. It is first described by Dr. J.C.P Williams of New Zealand (Dobbs, David. The Gregarious Brain, New York Times, July 8, 2007, Retrieved on September 25, 2007.) [read more]

  15. Wilms Tumor-Aniridia Syndrome
    Wilms tumor-aniridia syndrome otherwise known as the WAGR complex, aniridia-Wilms tumor syndrome, is a genetic disorder which affect children and made them to developed Wilms tumor, Aniridi, Genitourinary disorders and mental retardation. (Fischbach BV, Trout KL, Lewis J, Luis CA, Sika M (2005). "WAGR syndrome: a clinical review of 54 cases". Pediatrics 116 (4): 984-8). [read more]

  16. Wilms' Tumor
    Wilms' tumor otherwise known as the nephroblastoma, is a tumor which often leads to cancer of the kidneys that more frequently occurs in children. It is frequently detected to children between the ages of two and three and often manifests as a lump in the abdomen. [read more]

  17. Wilson's Disease
    Wilson's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is said to be an autosomal recessive genetic disorder wherein there is accumulation of copper in the tissues and manifest itself with neurilogical symptoms and liver disease. [read more]

  18. Winged Scapula
    Winged scapula is a medical condition in which the border of a person's shoulder blade is placed in a lateral posterior position (outward-backward). The back then appears to be wing-like because of the deformed protrusion of the scapula. [read more]

  19. Winter Vomiting Disease
    Winter vomiting disease is a contagious illness caused by the Norwalk virus. It is common in Englands, Sweden and Norway. [read more]

  20. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
    Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome otherwise known as the eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome (Aldrich RA, Steinberg AG, Campbell DC (1954). "Pedigree demonstrating a sex-linked recessive condition characterized by draining ears, eczematoid dermatitis and bloody diarrhea". Pediatrics 13 (2): 133-9) is a x-linked recessive disease that is characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia of low platelet counts, immune deficiency and blood in diarrhea. [read more]

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