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E coli enteritis
Alternative name(s): traveler's diarrhea
Definition: An inflammation of the small intestine caused by Escherichia coli bacteria.
Alternative name(s): otalgia; pain in the ear
Definition: Pain in the ear that may be sharp, dull, burning, transient, or constant.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever
Definition: A severe disease transmitted to humans from infected animals and animal materials; it causes severe bleeding abnormalities.
ECHO virus infection
Alternative name(s): enterovirus infection
Definition: A group of infections caused by one of several types of ECHO viruses; causing a wide range of diseases including rashes, respiratory illness, croup-like syndromes, non-specific illness with fever but few other findings, aseptic meningitis (not bacterial), meningoencephalitis, inflammation of the sack around the heart (pericarditis) and possibly myocarditis, gastrointestinal disease, and genitourinary disease.
Alternative name(s): toxemia with seizures
Definition: The occurrence of seizures (not attributed to another cause) during pregnancy (usually in the 3rd trimester).
Definition: A skin infection similar to impetigo but more deeply invasive than impetigo.
Alternative name(s): anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
Definition: A hereditary condition characterized by abnormal development of the skin and associated structures (hair, nails and teeth, and sweat glands).
Ectopic Cushing's syndrome
Alternative name(s): Cushing's syndrome - ectopic
Definition: A condition caused by an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting tumor outside the pituitary or adrenal glands.
Alternative name(s): cervical pregnancy; abdominal pregnancy; tubal pregnancy
Definition: A pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants in tissue outside of the uterus and the placenta and fetus begin to develop there. The most common site is within a Fallopian tube, however, ectopic pregnancies can occur in the ovary, the abdomen, and in the lower portion of the uterus (the cervix).
Alternative name(s): cutis hyperelastica
Definition: An inherited disorder characterized by hyperelastic skin that is fragile and bruises easily, excessive looseness (laxity) of the joints, and easily damaged blood vessels.