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Scoliosis

A scoliosis is a lateral or sideways curve in the spine that is apparent when viewing the spine from behind. On an X-ray, the spine of an individual with scoliosis

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Scabies

Scabies is a fairly common disease caused by a very tiny mite that lives in, or just below, the surface of human skin. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis (sar”koi-do’sis) involves inflammation that produces tiny lumps of cells in various organs in your body. The Sarcoidosis Center is a non-profit corporation designed to provide information for patients and

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Rubeola

Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious – but rare – respiratory infection that’s caused by a virus. Measles has been called the greatest killer of children in history.

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Rubella

Rubella commonly known as German measles or 3-day measles – is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is a respiratory disease caused by a rubella

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Ringworm

Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. The fungi that cause Ringworm of the foot and Ringworm of the nails live only in humans. The fungus that causes

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability. It is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. It can

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Reye’s Syndrome

Reye’s Syndrome is a disease which affects all organs of the body, but most lethally the liver and the brain. It affects all organs of the body but is most

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Rabies

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.  Each year, it kills more than 50,000 people and millions of animals

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Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is a virally induced infectious disease which spreads via the fecal-oral route. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in

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