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Thyroiditis

Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ next to the windpipe. The thyroid gland makes hormones that control how your body uses energy. The most common cause of thyroiditis

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Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis is swelling (inflammation) of a vein caused by a blood clot. When it occurs repeatedly in different locations, it is known as “Thrombophlebitis migrans”. Thrombophlebitis (throm-bo-fluh-BI-tis) occurs when a

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Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there are not enough platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that help blood to clot. These limits, however, are determined by the 2.5th

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Tetanus

Tetanus is a medical term indicating a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. Another name for tetanus is lockjaw. It is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by an exotoxin

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Tay Sachs Disease

Tay – Sachs disease (abbreviated TSD, also known as “GM2 gangliosidosis “) is a genetic disorder, fatal in its most common variant known as Infantile Tay-Sachs disease. Taking full advantage

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. It has often been called “the great imitator” because so many of the signs and symptoms are

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Sunburn

A sunburn is a burn to the skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun ‘s rays. Anyone who visits a beach, goes fishing, works in the

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Strabismus

Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition in which a person can not align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions. In short, the eyes are

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Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s (“SHOW-grins”) syndrome is a chronic disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. Sjogren’s syndrome characterized by the abnormal production of extra antibodies in the blood that

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the red blood cells, normally disc-shaped, become crescent shaped. Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disorder that mostly affects people of

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