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What causes anemia? 45 possible conditions

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects plasma cells. Learn about multiple myeloma symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment.

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Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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Dissection of the Aorta

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of your heart. If you experience a dissection of the aorta, it means that blood has entered the wall of the artery, between the inner and middle layers. This can happe...

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The War of Cells: Graft vs. Host Disease

Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) is a reaction that develops after a bone marrow transplant when the donor and the recipient are different people.

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Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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What You Need to Know About Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes red blood cells to break down sooner than they should.

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Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a disease that affects much of the tropical region and is caused by one of four dengue viruses. A skin rash between two and five days after the initial fever is a common symptom.

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Ebola Virus and Disease

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes joint problems. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders.

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Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.

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End-Stage Kidney Disease

In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.

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Bladder Cancer

The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can be life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. The condition is sometimes called nephritis.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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E. coli Infection

E. coli is a type of bacteria normally found in intestines. But certain kinds of E. coli can cause infection and severe symptoms like diarrhea and dehydration.

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Aase Syndrome

Aase syndrome is a condition characterized by several birth defects. For a child to be diagnosed with Aase syndrome, he or she must have a reduced number of red blood cells from birth and three bones in one or bot...

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Factor II Deficiency

Factor II deficiency is a rare blood clotting disorder that can lead to excessive or prolonged bleeding after an injury.

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Factor V Deficiency

Factor V deficiency is a very rare blood clotting disorder that results in slow or prolonged blood clotting after an injury or surgery.

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Christmas Disease (Hemophilia B)

Also called hemophilia B or factor IX hemophilia, Christmas disease is a rare genetic disorder in which your blood does not clot properly. A common symptom is unexplained or excessive bruising.

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Factor X Deficiency

Factor X deficiency, also called Stuart-Prower factor deficiency, is a condition caused by not having enough of the protein known as factor X in your blood.

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