Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a…
Septic shock is a complication of an infection. It can cause inflammation and could become life-threatening.
Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. Here's what you need to know.
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome refers to the symptoms experienced when a heavy drinker drastically reduces or stops their alcohol intake.
Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can stop your kidneys from functioning properly. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and treated.
Typhus is caused by bacteria transmitted by flea, mite, louse, or tick bites. Scratching the bite opens the skin and allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It's characterized by a high fever and jaundice. It isn't curable.
Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. This disease has been completely eradicated.
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