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Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Teething syndrome-or simply "teething"-is a normal process that infants go through as their teeth break, or cut, through their gums. Babies normally start teething when…
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and nose. Find information on diphtheria symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. It can be transmitted by bites and scratches from an infected animal, often a dog.
Epiglottitis is characterized by inflamed tissue in your epiglottis. It's a potentially life-threatening condition. Learn who gets it, why, and how it's treated.
Bell's palsy causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
A peritonsillar abscess is usually a complication of tonsillitis or another bacterial infection. Get it treated quickly to avoid serious problems.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.
Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time. This damage and weakness is due to the lack of a protein.
Myasthenia gravis is a neuromusclar disorder. It results in weakness of the skeletal muscles, and can cause double vision and drooping of the eyelid.
Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity. This change can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms or it may not cause any symptoms. The symptoms of a severe…
Recurrent herpes simplex labialis, also known as oral or orolabial herpes, is an infection of the mouth area caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a common and…
Tetanus, also called Lockjaw, is a serious bacterial infection that affects the nervous system and causes muscles throughout the body to tighten.
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder. An infectious disease, like the stomach flu or a lung infection, usually triggers it.
Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It causes loss of control of voluntary muscles.
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