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Warts

Warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis caused by a virus. They can affect any area of the body, but are usually found on the fingers, hands, and feet.

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Von Willebrand Disease

Von Willebrand’s factor is a glycoprotein produced both by platelets (the blood cells involved in clotting) and by the cells lining blood¬†vessels. First described by Erik Adolf von Willebrand in

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Volvulus

A volvulus – in this case occurring in childhood – is a twisting of the bowel with obstruction of the flow of material through the bowel, variable loss of blood

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and

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Vaginitis

The composition of flora changes with age, stress, hormonal influence, general health status, and activity. The most common causes of vaginitis in symptomatic women are bacterial vaginosis (BV) (22-50%), candidiasis

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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. The rectum is the end of the colon adjacent to

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious. Drug-resistant strains of this deadly disease also contributed

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia, or Tic Douloureux, is a neuropathic disorder of the trigeminal nerve. The condition is characterized by pain often accompanied by a brief facial spasm or tic. The intensity

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Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is a severe disease that involves fever, shock, and problems with the function of several body organs. TSS is a systemic illness, which means that it affects

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a disorder involving inflammation of the tonsils. There are two tonsils, situated on either side of the back of the throat and they form part of the body’s

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