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Alternative name(s): Klein-Waardenberg syndrome
Definition: An inheritable condition, with deafness and partial albinism.
Alternative name(s): gait/walking abnormalities
Definition: Unusual and uncontrollable problems with walking.
Alternative name(s): plane juvenile warts; periungual warts; subungual warts; plantar warts; verruca; verrucae planae juveniles; filiform warts; verruca vulgaris
Definition: A benign skin growth caused by a virus.
Definition: Acute adrenal gland failure due to bleeding into the adrenal gland caused by severe meningococcal infection. It is characterized by acute adrenal gland insufficiency and profound shock. It is fatal if not treated immediately.
Webbing of the fingers or toes
Alternative name(s): syndactyly; polysyndactyly
Definition: Syndactyly is the union of two or more fingers or toes that may include the fusion of the bones or fusion of the skin between the fingers (webbing). Polysyndactyly includes both webbing and extra number of fingers or toes.
Alternative name(s): midline granulomatosis
Definition: A rare disorder associated with chronic tissue inflammation due to inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), and granulomas (aggregation of cells) in the nasal passages, lungs, and kidneys.
Weight loss (unintentional)
Alternative name(s): loss of weight
Definition: A decrease in body weight that is not deliberately caused. Weight loss will occur with decreased food intake, increased metabolism, or both. See also intentional weight loss.
Alternative name(s): Korsakoff psychosis; alcoholic encephalopathy; encephalopathy, alcoholic; Wernicke's disease
Definition: A brain disorder involving loss of specific brain functions, due to thiamine deficiency.
Alternative name(s): sibilant rhonchi
Definition: Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound produced by air flowing through narrowed breathing tubes. Rales are abnormal breath sounds heard through a stethoscope. Rhonchi are abnormal breath sounds heard through a stethoscope that sound similar to snoring. Also see breathing sounds, abnormal.
Definition: An injury to the cervical vertebrae and adjacent soft tissues that occurs from a sudden jerking, or backward or forward acceleration, of the head. One source of this injury is a vehicle that is suddenly and forcibly struck from the rear.