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…
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…
Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox can live on in your nervous tissues.
Scarlet fever is an infection that can develop in people who have strep throat. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, complications, and prevention of scarlet fever.
Fifth disease is common in children. It causes a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks, and a virus called parvovirus B19 causes it.
Measles is a very contagious infection of the respiratory system. One of its several symptoms is a sore or swollen throat.
Also known as varicella, chickenpox is a virus that often affects children. It is characterized by itchy red blisters that appear all over the body.
Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that's common in children. Learn about symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause severe fatigue and joint pain. Learn more about it.
German measles, also known as rubella, is a viral infection. Learn about German measles symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that's transmitted to humans through tick bites. Learn how Lyme disease is diagnosed and treated, and learn how to prevent tick…
Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Are your cold symptoms lasting longer than a week? Do you have walking pneumonia? Learn how to treat and prevent this condition.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. Get the statistics on survival rates, find out the most common symptoms, diagnostic options, and treatments.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. One of its symptoms is a skin rash containing pink and/or red spots that become filled with pus.
Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but serious condition caused by a bacterial infection. Read more about its causes and symptoms and when to see a doctor.
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