Chronic or intermittent inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by a bacterial infection in the throat, nose, or sinuses. May also be caused by a common cold or hypersensitivity. Often very painful. Mostly seen in children below 12 years of age.
A potentially dangerous eating disorder. Bulimia (binge eating followed by self-provoked vomiting) is related to this condition.
The name of a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo has given name to a deadly viral infection. Virus was first isolated from a patient who lived by the banks of this river. The mode of transmission is not understood. Causes haemorrhagic fever.
Generic term for a number of transitory or chronic skin diseases. Symptoms are red, itching, or leathery skin areas. It can present itself as both dry eczema or blisters with oozing or crusting. Can be caused by allergy or poisoning.
The unborn child is vulnerable in the womb, and damages to the child may occur in this period. However, many can be prevented. A lack of oxygen and damages caused by tobacco, narcotic drugs, medical drugs, and alcohol are often responsible.
A condition in which the uterine tissue grows in other areas of the body. In its worst form the disease is almost disabling and causes fatigue, strong pain, violent bleeding, and infertility. Some women do not experience any substantial symptoms.
Epileptic attacks occur when an abnormal electrical discharge occurs in the brain, disturbing its normal function. The symptoms are loss of consciousness, cramps, and hallucinations.
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRAL SYNDROME
Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus which mostly attacks the lymph nodes - especially in young people. Symptoms: malaise, loss of appetite, fever, tonsillitis, and swollen glands. The symptoms last 1 - 2 weeks, but the tiredness may last longer.