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Erythroplakia

Erythroplakia is a condition with a high potential for turning cancerous that cannot be attributed to any traumatic, vascular or inflammatory cause. Read on to know all about this disorder, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Erythroplakia Definition

It is a rare type of lesion or fiery red patch found in the mucosa of the mouth that could be an early warning sign of pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. The condition is often also known as Erythroplasia.

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Tinea Nigra

What is Tinea nigra?

It is a benign fungal skin disease affecting the exterior of the skin, and is characterized by pigmented macules – specifically on the palms. This disease occurs over a long period of time and its incubation time may be a few weeks or even more. Multiple or single macules with varied shapes are caused due to this infection, and mostly observed in children.

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Trichorrhexis Nodosa

What is Trichorrhexis Nodosa?

Trichorrhexis Nodosa (TN) is a hair condition which leads to breakage of hair due to nodes or clumps formed on the shafts owing to varied reasons. The condition was first described by Samuel Wilks in 1856 and it was named by M. Kaposi in 1876.

Trichorrhexis Nodosa ICD 9 Code

The ICD 9 code of this condition is 704.2.

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

What is Gestational Trophoblastic Disease?

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) is a condition associated to pregnancy. GTD can be defined as a group of uncommon tumors associated with pregnancy, characterized by abnormal cell growth in the uterus of a woman. These tumors develop from trophoblast (cells) which envelops the embryo.  It is different from endometrial and cervical cancers that form from uterine cells. Tumors in GTD are benign as well as malignant, sometimes having the tendency to evade into other organs or tissues.

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a life-threatening contagious disease in humans as well as animals (monkeys). Get complete information about the disease, including its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and more.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Definition

It is a fatal disease caused by any of the identified Ebola viruses. Till date, 5 types of Ebola viruses have been identified, among which only 4 are known to cause this disease in humans. This disease is characterized by varied symptoms which worsen with the progress of the disease.

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Anserine Bursitis

Are you suffering from a persistent case of pain, inflammation, and tenderness in your inner knee area? The problem could be Anserine Bursitis. Read on and know all about this muscle disorder, including its various causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

What is Anserine Bursitis?

It is an inflammatory condition of the inner (medial) knee at the bursa of the pes anserinus. It is a common problem in patients who have tight hamstrings and anterior knee pain. A bursa is a sac filled with fluid which helps in reducing the friction between two adjoining structures. The pes anserine bursa is located between the tendons of three muscles (sartorius, gracilis and semi tendinosis) and the broad ligament which runs across the inside of the knee joint. The pen anserine bursa is found at the top of the shin bone and just underneath the knee joint on the inside of the shin.

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Dacryocystitis

Dacryocystitis is a type of eye infection that causes mild to acute discomfort in the eyes. Know all about this infection – its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, possible treatment options and more.

Dacryocystitis Definition

Also known as Inflamed Tear Ducts and Tear Duct Infection, it is an ocular infection that affects the tear ducts or the tear sac (Lachrymal sac) in one or both eyes. It causes excessive tearing and redness of the infected eye. This infection affects both males and females alike. People from all age groups may be affected by this condition although it is more common in infants. Adults may also develop this infection.

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Coccydynia

Coccydynia is a rare orthopedic disorder that results in pain at the bottom of the spine. Get detailed information about the symptoms, causes, types and treatment options for the disorder.

Coccydynia Definition

The condition is manifested by an inflammation of the triangular bony structure, called tailbone or coccyx, located at the bottom of the vertebral column. It is an extremely bothersome problem associated with acute discomfort at the tip of the coccyx between the buttocks. It is generally a sign of an underlying condition. The disease affects females more than the males.

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Facet Syndrome

Facet Syndrome (FS) is one of the most common causes of spinal osteoarthritis or spondylosis in individuals over the age of 50. Read and find out all about this orthopedic condition, including its types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Facet syndrome Definition

It is a severe form of back pain that is triggered by the deterioration of the facet joints or zygapophysial joints. A facet joint is a synovial joint that is present between the superior articular process of one vertebra and the inferior articular process of the above vertebra. These bony structures are responsible for connecting one vertebra of the backbone to the other to facilitate movement of the back and neck in different directions. They are sometimes called “points of articulation” between adjacent spinal vertebrae.

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