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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis actually refers to a number of skin conditions that inflame the skin. Dermatitis is characterized by skin that may be red, swollen,…

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

What is dermatitis herpetiformis? Dermatitis herpetiformis is an intensely pruritic (itchy) skin disease characterized by eruptions of clusters of small blisters or vesicles (small elevations of the skin containing fluid)…

Dengue Fever

What is dengue fever? Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes mainly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, with the greatest risks occurring in: South Pacific…

Depression

What is depression? A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself,…

Dermatitis

What is Dermatitis? Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis actually refers to a number of skin conditions that inflame the skin. Dermatitis is characterized by skin that may…

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis

What is deep vein thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep in the body. Deep veins are found within groups of muscles.…

Diabetes (Type 1, 2, and Gestational)

What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) juvenile diabetes brittle diabetes sugar…

Diabetes Insipidus

What is diabetes insipidus? Diabetes insipidus is a condition that results from insufficient production of the antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone that helps the kidneys and body conserve the correct…

Diabetic Foot Problems

What causes diabetic foot problems? Neuropathy and blood vessel disease both increase the risk of foot ulcers. The nerves of the feet are the longest in the body and often…

Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

What is diabetic nephropathy? Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. Diabetes is the most common cause of…

Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Problems)

What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder, is a complication of diabetes that can lead to problems throughout the body. Persons with diabetes can develop nerve problems at…

Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems

  Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems What eye problems are often associated with diabetes? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that may occur in persons…

Diaper Rash

  What is diaper dermatitis? Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as a diaper rash, is a term used to describe different skin rashes in the diapered area. The rash is usually…

Diphtheria

  What is diphtheria? Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease that can infect the body in the throat (respiratory diphtheria), nose, tonsils, and/or skin (skin or cutaneous diphtheria). A common…

Diverticular Disease

  What is drug-induced hepatitis? Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Drug-induced hepatitis is rare and is caused by toxic exposure to…

Dry Skin

  What is dry skin? Dry skin is a very common skin condition, usually characterized by irritated skin and itchiness. Dry skin often worsens in the winter, when the air…

Dupuytrens Contracture

What is Dupuytren's contracture? Dupuytren's contracture, also called Dupuytren's disease, usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand, which may develop into a hard…

Dysmenorrhea

  What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea may be classified as primary or secondary. primary…

Dysthymia

  What is dysthymia? Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet more…

Ductal carcinoma in situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is considered the earliest form of breast cancer. In DCIS, abnormal cells multiply and form a growth within a milk duct of your breast. DCIS…

Diffuse Head Injuries/ Diffuse Axonal Injury

What are Diffuse Head Injuries? Diffuse Head Injury is a type of traumatic head injury that is characterised by microscopic damage caused throughout many areas of the brain. These injuries…

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness and is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. In some people with diabetic retinopathy,…

Diabetic Nephropathy

What is diabetic nephropathy? Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. Diabetes is the most common cause of…

Deviated Septum

What is a deviated septum? The nasal septum is made of cartilage, and divides the nose into two separate chambers. A deviated septum is an abnormal configuration of the cartilage…

Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea in children? Diarrhea is a body’s way or ridding itself from germs in which kids pass frequent, loose and watery stools from time to time. It is…

Difficulty in swallowing

  What do you mean by Difficulty swallowing? Difficulty swallowing refers to the condition in which a person is not able to swallow foods or liquids with ease. In this…

Delayed Puberty

What do you mean by Delayed Puberty? Puberty is the time when your child’s body matures into an adult’s. Puberty generally begins after 7-8 years of age and as late…