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What causes seizures? 77 possible conditions

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Encephalopathy

Encephalopathy is a general term describing a disease that affects the function or structure of your brain. There are many types of encephalopathy and brain disease. Some types are permanent and some are temporary. Som...

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Kidney Failure

Your body becomes overloaded with toxins if your kidneys can't do their regular job. This can lead to kidney failure and even be life-threatening.

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Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Metachromatic leukodystrophy occurs when an enzyme known as arylsulfatase A isn't present in the body. Learn about the types, symptoms, and diagnosis.

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) occurs when an immune reaction causes low red blood cell levels, low platelet levels, and kidney injury.

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Krabbe Disease

Krabbe disease is a rare and usually deadly disorder of the nervous system. It is an inherited genetic disease, which means that it is passed down in families.

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Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is a genetic neurological disorder that causes problems with movement. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute mountain sickness, or altitude sickness, is a condition that occurs when your body can't adjust to a high level of altitude.

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Meningeal Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease that typically affects the lungs. TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. If a TB infection is not treated promptly, the bacterium can trave...

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Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood.

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Muscular Dystrophies

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.

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Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a long-term infection that causes sores. Read about its causes and treatment options..

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Syphilitic Meningitis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can lead to meningitis if it's left untreated.

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Diabetic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is a potentially life-threatening condition involving extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels. According to Medscape, any illness that causes dehydration or reduced insuli...

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Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous tumors in your brain, other organs, and skin. Learn how it's treated.

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Gaucher's Disease

Gaucher's disease is an inherited condition in which your body doesn't break down or store fat properly. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a collection or mass of abnormal cells in your brain. A brain tumor can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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