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Definition: A malignant tumor frequently involving the skin in persons with AIDS.
Alternative name(s): mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome; mucocutaneous lymph node disease; infantile polyarteritis
Definition: A non-specific disease, with no apparent infectious agent, that affects the mucus membranes, lymph nodes, lining of the blood vessels, and the heart.
Alternative name(s): keratitis sicca; xerophthalmia; dry eye syndrome
Definition: A persistent dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva due to decreased function of the tear glands. The cornea may be thickened and visual acuity may be decreased. See also document on conjunctivitis and Sjogren syndrome
Definition: Any disease or disorder that affects the function of the kidneys. This may include:acute kidney failure,acute nephritic syndrome,analgesic nephropathy,atheroembolic renal disease,chronic kidney failure,chronic nephritis,congenital nephrotic syndrome,kidney cancer etc.
Definition: A chromosome abnormality that affects only men and causes hypogonadism.
Definition: A group of findings consisting of multiple port wine stains, hypertrophy (excessive growth) of bones and soft tissue in the area of increased vascularity, and varicose veins. It may be associated with other abnormalities such as webbing of the fingers (syndactyly) and extra digits (polydactyly).
Alternative name(s): pain in the knee(s)
Definition: Any pain in the knee.
Alternative name(s): genu valgum
Definition: An outward angulation of the lower legs such that when the knees are touching the ankles are separated.
Alternative name(s): globoid cell leukodystrophy
Definition: An inherited disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme galactocerebroside beta-galactosidase and a resulting destruction of myelin (a fatty material that surrounds many of the nerves).
Alternative name(s): Scheuermann disease; roundback
Definition: A curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back, usually in the upper back.