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Definition: A swelling in the lining of the small intestine caused by the Campylobacter jejuni bacterium.
Alternative name(s): spongy degeneration of cerebral white matter
Definition: An inherited disorder of aspartic acid metabolism that is characterized by degeneration of the white matter of the brain.
Alternative name(s): carcinoma
Definition: The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells derived from normal tissues, which eventually can cause death by spreading from the site of origin to other sites. There are an estimated 200 different kinds of cancers. Cancers that arise in epithelial cells (cells that form the outer surface of the body, line the body cavities, and line the principal tubes and passageways leading to the exterior) are called carcinomas; and those from mesenchymal tissues (connective tissues, blood and blood vessels, and the lymphatic system), are classed as sarcomas. Leukemias are also classed as malignant (cancerous and resisting treatment) growths. For information about a specific type of cancer see one of the following:
basal cell cancer
bile duct cancer
brain tumor - metastatic
brain tumor - primary
brain tumor - secondary
carcinoma of the stomach
cancer of the testicle
cancer and breast lumps
cancer of the cervix
cancer of the esophagus
cancer of the kidney or ureter
cancer of the ovaries
cancer of the penis
cancer of the perineum
cancer of the prostate
cancer of the vulva
carcinoma of the renal pelvis or ureter
carcinoma of the testes
metastatic cancer to the lung
renal cell carcinoma
skin cancer - malignant melanoma
squamous cell carcinoma
thyroid - medullary carcinoma
acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML)
Cancer of the penis
Alternative name(s): penile cancer
Definition: A rare form of cancer, of unknown cause.
Cancer of the throat or larynx
Alternative name(s): vocal cord cancer; throat cancer; laryngeal cancer
Definition: Cancerous tumors of the vocal cords, voice box (larynx), or other areas of the throat.
Cancer of the Vulva
Alternative name(s): cancer of the perineum
Definition: Tumors that originate at the external structures of the reproductive tract (the labia, the vaginal opening, the urethral opening, and the clitoris). Approximately 80% of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinoma, 10% are malignant melanoma, 5% are glandular, 3% are basal cell carcinoma, and 2% are rare sarcomas.
Alternative name(s): aphthous ulcer; ulcer - aphthous
Definition: A benign open sore in the mouth, which appears as a painful white or yellow sore (ulcer) surrounded by a bright red area. See also herpetic stomatitis and aphthous stomatitis .
Alternative name(s): silioarthritis; rheumatoid lung silicosis; rheumatoid arthritis-pneumoconiosis
Definition: An inflammation of the lungs in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have exposure to coal dust or silica from mining or other dusty occupations.
Definition: Poisoning from inhalation of carbon monoxide
Alternative name(s): skin infection - staphylococcal; infection - skin - staph; staph skin infection; carbuncles
Definition: A local staphylococcal skin infection involving deep subcutaneous fascia.